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Agoseris aurantiaca (Orange agoseris)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Agoseris aurantiaca

Orange agoseris

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

USDA Symbol: AGAU2

USDA Native Status:

From a basal cluster of leaves grow several leafless stalks with milky sap, topped by coppery-orange flower heads.

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf: Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: 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 Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Loam

Benefit

Use 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 resources

USDA: Find Agoseris aurantiaca in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agoseris aurantiaca in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agoseris aurantiaca

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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