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Agoseris aurantiaca (Hook.) Greene
USDA Symbol: agau2
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
, 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.
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
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FAC || FACU |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff