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Pisapia, Robert J.
Hulsea algida A. Gray
Alpinegold, Pacific hulsea
Synonym(s): Hulsea caespitosa, Hulsea carnosa, Hulsea nevadensis
USDA Symbol: HUAL
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A low, tufted, densely glandular-hairy plant with sparsely leafy stems, each topped by a flower head with 25-50 short, narrow yellow rays surrounding a yellow disk.
The similar Dwarf Hulsea (H. nana), from the mountains of Washington, Oregon, and northern California, is more compact, rarely more than 4 (10 cm) high, with a flower stalk that is usually leafless, and a head with only about 21 rays.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
, WY Native Distribution:
Idaho and southwestern Montana to northeastern Oregon and the mountains along the eastern edge of California. Native Habitat:
Sand or gravel, rock crevices high in the mountains.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff