Eucephalus engelmannii

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Scientific Name Eucephalus engelmannii USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Engelmann's Aster ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine. Wet areas along stream banks, ponds, forest openings.
Plant: Erect perennial 2 to 4 feet tall, leafy stems.
Leaves: Stem leaves elliptic to lanceolate, about 4 inches long, somewhat glandular.
Inflorescence: Clusters of several large aster-like composite heads about 2-1/2 inches across, 8 to 15 ray flowers (petals), yellow disk flowers.
References: Excerpts from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G. K. Guennel and SEINet.
Colorado Status

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