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Yellow or Orange Flowers ( Daisy-like Flowers )
Composite Family (Compositae)

Prairie Groundsel
Senecio canus

Season: Spring
Habitat:
 Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height:
 Up to 40 cm

Description: As you walk along many of our dry, Montane trails, you may notice a yellow aster-like flower with hairy, silver-coloured leaves and stem. It will often perch on dry rock slopes, or disturbed trailsides. The flowers occur in flat-topped clusters with numerous stems all blooming at the same height. There may be several flowers on each stem. There are 7-12 petals (ray florets) surrounding a yellow central disk. The leaves are largely basal in nature, paddle-shaped with smooth margins. There are a few alternate leaves along the stem, but they are much smaller in size, giving the impression of a basal clump.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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