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Adenocaulon bicolor

Adenocaulon bicolor Hook.

American Trailplant, Pathfinder

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A low woodland plant with delicate stalks of flowers rising above an array of large spade-shaped leaves.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: CA , ID , MI , MN , MT , ND , OR , SD , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , ON
Native Distribution: British Columbia and Alberta south through Cascades, Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada to San Luis Obispo County, California; across northern United States to Minnesota and Michigan.
Native Habitat: Moist, shaded, lowland to mid-elevation forests, below 6,500' (1,980 m).

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-31
Research By: TWC Staff

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