Andy's Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

Yellow-flowered False Dandelion

Agoseris glauca (a-go-SER-iss GLAW-kuh)

Yellow-flowered false dandelion (Agoseris glauca), copyright 2008 Andy Fyon, www.ontariowildflower.com

Also known as: Short-beaked agoseris, Pale Goat-chicory, Pale agoseris, Pale Mountain Dandelion

Family: Aster (Asteraceae)

General:  Perennial; yellow flowers on leafless stalks; one flower head per stalk; basal cluster of leaves; milky sap; flower head is up to 3 cm wide and only ray type; leaves are 5 - 35 cm long, very narrow, broader above middle, smooth edge.

Height: Up to 70 cm tall, but depends very much on local growing conditions.

Habitat: Open grassy slopes in coniferous forests and in sagebrush from foothills to montane.

Interest: Yellow-flowered False Dandelion is sometimes used in domestic rock gardens.  The plant attracts bees, butterflies and/or birds.  It is drought-tolerant and works well in a xeriscape garden.

Location: Sheep Creek, Alberta
Date: July 1, 2006

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Sudbury, Ontario

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