|Scientific Name||Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PYCRC|
|Common Name||Curlyhead Goldenweed||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||529943|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to subalpine (7000 to 11800 ft.); meadows, roadsides, openings and woodlands.
Plant: Erect, stout perennial up to 32 inches tall, lower portions of multiple stems are green and reddish above.
Leaves: Basal leaves are large, oblanceolate or spatulate to narrowly elliptic with stalks; stem leaves much smaller, lanceolate and clasping; both with smooth surfaces and edges.
Inflorescence: Usually solitary, large flower heads over 2 inches across with many (30 to 90) narrow orange/yellow rays around the yellow center of 100+ disk florets; thick green oblong to spatulate phyllaries beneath.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora of North America and American Southwest
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County