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Nothocalais alpestris (Alpine lake prairie-dandelion)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Nothocalais alpestris

Nothocalais alpestris (A. Gray) K.L. Chambers

Alpine Lake Prairie-dandelion

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Agoseris alpestris, Agoseris barbellulata, Microseris alpestris

USDA Symbol: NOAL2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Yellow, often reddish abaxially.



Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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