|Scientific Name||Packera werneriifolia||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PAWE4|
|Common Name||Alpine Rock Groundsel, Hoary Groundsel||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||518160|
Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine (6500 to 14100 ft.); open, rocky areas in meadows and openings.
Plant: Erect perennial 3 to 6 inches tall; woolly, often reddish stem.
Leaves: Mostly basal; fleshy, thick, narrow to elliptic or ovate, may be woolly underneath, up to 1-1/2 inches long and petiolate.
Inflorescence: Cluster of a few composite heads less than 1 inch across; 8 to 13 yellow rays with indented tips; darker yellow disk florets.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County