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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Agoseris aurantiaca (Hook.) Greene
USDA Symbol: AGAU2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Subshrub Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY Canada: AB
, QC Native Distribution:
Western Canada to California and New Mexico. Native Habitat:
Meadows and grassy openings in coniferous forests in the mountains. USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N)
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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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff