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Nothocalais cuspidata (Sharppoint prairie-dandelion)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Nothocalais cuspidata

Nothocalais cuspidata (Pursh) Greene

Sharppoint Prairie-dandelion, Wavy-leaf Prairie-dandelion, Prairie Dandelion

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Agoseris cuspidata, Microseris cuspidata

USDA Symbol: NOCU

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

Basal tufts of 4-8 in., grass-like leaves surround stout, leafless flowering stalks that may be 18 in. high. The terminal, yellow, dandelion-like flower becomes purple with age.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: CO , IA , IL , KS , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NY , OK , SD , TX , WI , WY
Canada: AB , MB , SK
Native Distribution: WI to WY & s.w. MT, s. to OK, TX Panhandle & NM
Native Habitat: Prairies; stony hills

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Various well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Description: Set seed in soil or propagate by root cuttings or divisions of mature plants.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-02-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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