Senecio eremophilus var. kingii

(King’s Ragwort)

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Senecio eremophilus var. kingii, Golden Horseshoe, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 9275

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Senecio eremophilus var. kingii, Golden Horseshoe, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 9281

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Senecio eremophilus var. kingii, Lake Dillon, Summit Co 5710

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Senecio eremophilus var. kingii, Breckenridge, Summit Co 1369

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Senecio eremophilus var. kingii, Golden Horseshoe, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 9283

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Senecio eremophilus var. kingii, Golden Horseshoe, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 9297

Scientific Name Senecio eremophilus var. kingii USDA PLANTS Symbol SEERK
Common Name King’s Ragwort, Cutleaf Groundsel, Western Golden Groundsel ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 530308
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6000 to 11500 ft.); open areas, roadsides, meadows, streamsides, open woodlands.
Plant: Erect, branched perennial 16 to 40 inches tall, smooth stems.
Leaves: Gray-green basal and stem leaves, ovate to lanceolate outlines, deeply-incised, with toothed edges, hairless.
Inflorescence: Composite flower heads about an inch across in clusters of 3 to 12, seldom as many as 25 nodding (when young) heads, each with about 8 widely-spaced rays, some usually missing, and many darker yellow disk florets; 13 black-tipped phyllaries.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, SEINet and American Southwest.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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