|Scientific Name||Pyrrocoma uniflora var. uniflora||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PYUNU|
|Common Name||Plantain Goldenweed||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||529957|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (8000 to 13800 ft.); various soils in wet or dry meadows and open woodlands.
Plant: Short perennial 3 to 16 inches tall with curved, one or more reddish, ascending or reclining stems; stems are nearly naked and may have shaggy, woolly hairs.
Leaves: Basal leaves are linear to elliptic, 2 to 4 inches long, and up to 5/8-inch wide; a few smaller alternate stem leaves that are similar in shape or lanceolate, and clasping; surfaces usually smooth or sparsely to densely covered with shaggy hairs; edges may be entire or have a few sharp teeth.
Inflorescence: Composite flower heads, usually solitary or in clusters of 2 to 4; 1 to 1-1/3 inches across with 18 to 50 yellow rays and 35 to 60 yellow disk florets; green phyllaries are shaggy-hairy, narrowly linear-lanceolate and of similar lengths in two rows.
Bloom Period: July and August.
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