Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea

(Curlyhead Goldenweed)

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Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea, CR 13 near Meeker, Rio Blanco Co. 2174

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Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea, FR 265, Gunnison Co. 8422

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Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea and Hesperis Fritillary butterfly, FR 265, Gunnison Co. 8440

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Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea and Common Little Leaf-cutter bee, FR 265, Gunnison Co. 8445

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Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea, CR 13 near Meeker, Rio Blanco Co. 2157

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Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea, FR 265, Gunnison Co. 8424

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Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea, CR 13 near Meeker, Rio Blanco Co. 2174

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Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea, FR 265, Gunnison Co. 8459

Scientific Name Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea USDA PLANTS Symbol PYCRC
Common Name Curlyhead Goldenweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 529943
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description 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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Colorado Status:
Native

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