|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|
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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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County