Agoseris aurantiaca (Hook.) Greene
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: AGAU2
This plant is easily recognized. It is the only orange-flowered Agoseris. The leaves can be used as greens, cooked or uncooked. The flowers can be used to make beverages such as Dandelion beer and wine.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , NT , QC
Native Distribution: Western Canada to California and New Mexico.
Native Habitat: Meadows and grassy openings in coniferous forests in the mountains.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Loam
BenefitUse Food: The leaves can be used as greens, cooked or uncooked. The flowers can be used to make beverages such as Dandelion beer and wine.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Agoseris aurantiaca in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agoseris aurantiaca in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agoseris aurantiaca
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff