Orange sneezeweed as seen blooming along the Steens Mountain South Loop Road..........August 31, 2011.
The large flat flower heads have a wide orangish central disk surrounded by 13-21 yellow-orange ray flowers. Leaves are long and narrow, alternate, with a base that does not extend along the stem. Plants to 3 feet tall. Flowers from June into August.
Orange sneezeweed is a wildflower of meadows, streamsides, moist open slopes and open woods in the mountains,from 1800-3350 meters in elevation.
Orange sneezeweed may be found from western Montana and Wyoming westward to the Steens Mt. of southeastern Oregon and south to New Mexico and California.
-The photo at left shows orange sneezeweed as seen from the Rooster Comb, the Steens Mt, Harney County, OR........June 20, 2004. The photo at right shows orange sneezeweed as observed along FS Road 3915 near the headwaters of Twelvemile Creek in the Bald Hills, Fremont-Winema National Forest.......July 31, 2020.