Senecio fremontii var. blitoides

(Dwarf Mountain Ragwort)

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Senecio fremontii var. blitoides, Blue Lakes Pass Trail, Yankee Boy Basin, Ouray Co. 3356

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Senecio femontii var. blitoides, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 6703

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Senecio fremontii var. blitoides, Upper Crystal Lake, Summit Co. 7278

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Senecio fremontii var. blitoides, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 6943

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Senecio femontii var. blitoides, Lake Emma, Park Co. 1387

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Senecio femontii var. blitoides, Lake Emma, Park Co. 1404

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Senecio femontii var. blitoides, Santa Fe Peak, Summit Co. 4145

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Senecio fremontii var. blitoides, Blue Lakes Pass Trail, Yankee Boy Basin, Ouray Co. 3362

Scientific Name Senecio fremontii var. blitoides USDA PLANTS Symbol SEFRB
Common Name Dwarf Mountain Ragwort ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 530315
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9500 to 13500 ft.); rocky areas, talus, crevices, outcrops.
Plant: Short perennial up to 12 inches tall, multiple, leafy, rough stems.
Leaves: Shiny, hairless, thick obovate to spatulate, stem leaves, 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches long; coarsely-toothed edges that may be purple-tinged.
Inflorescence: Composite flower heads about 1-1/2 inch across in small clusters (1 to 5 heads), each with 8 to 15 yellow rays around the central yellow/brown disk florets; buds purplish.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, American Southwest and Flora of North America.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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