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Scabrethia scabra ssp. scabra (Badlands mule-ears)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Scabrethia scabra ssp. scabra

Scabrethia scabra (Hook.) W.A. Weber ssp. scabra

Badlands Mule-ears

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Wyethia scabra, Wyethia scabra var. scabra


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 2 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: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CO , MT , NM , UT , WY

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Scabrethia scabra ssp. scabra in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Scabrethia scabra ssp. scabra in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Scabrethia scabra ssp. scabra


Record Modified: 2023-01-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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