Lobeleaf Groundsel

Packera multilobatus

 

Lobeleaf Groundsel

Color: Yellow

Common name: Lobeleaf Groundsel

Latin name:
Packera multilobatus (was Senecio multilobatus)

Family:
ASTERACEAE

Height:
15-50 cm

Description:
Bright yellow bloom heads at the tip of inflorescence with 10-13 ray flowers and many disk flowers.

Leaf:
Broadly lobed on the lower half of the plant.

Range:
High Sierra Nevada (e slope), East of Sierra Nevada, Desert Mountains. Distribution outside California: to Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico

Habitat:
Rocky or sandy soils, sagebrush or open woodland, dry slopes and limestone in Pinyon-Juniper and Joshua Tree Woodlands.

Elevation:
1400–3200 m

Flowering time:
May–Jul

Notes:
Annual to perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America. This was photographed in the mountains of the East Mojave Desert of California and can be found behind Rock Springs and in Caruthers Canyon in the Mojave National Preserve.


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