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

Large-flowered False Dandelion
Agoseris glauca

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

Description: This very common dandelion imitator is found throughout the Rockies. It has a basal rosette of long, linear leaves that are wider near their tip. They have a smooth or slightly toothed margin that is not incised (unlike the dandelion), and taper to a point. They also stand erect, unlike the low leaves of the dandelion. The stem terminates in a single yellow flower. On first glance it looks just like its namesake, but the individual petals (ray florets) are somewhat wider, and fewer in number. The flowers later become round balls of fluffy seeds.

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