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Hulsea algida (Alpinegold)
Pisapia, Robert J.

Hulsea algida

Hulsea algida A. Gray

Alpinegold, Pacific Hulsea

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Hulsea caespitosa, Hulsea carnosa, Hulsea nevadensis


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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , 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.

Additional resources

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


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

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