[The Genus Agoseris East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris, Sierra Nevada Agoseris

Agoseris monticola

Synonyms: Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola, Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris: Agoseris monticola (Synonyms: Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola)

Mountain agoseris as seen along the Roads End Trail #201A, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness........August 18, 2011.

Characteristics:

A dandelion-like plant with all leaves basal and narrowly lance-shaped, occasionally shaped like those of a dandelion. The bades are often a glaucous, blue-green in color. Stems are leafless, with a single dandelion-like flower at the top.


Habitat:

Mountain agoseris may be found in open areas to 3300 meters.


Range:

Mountain agoseris may be found from British Columbia south along the east base of the Cascades to California, east to Manitoba and New Mexico.


Flower head of Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris: Agoseris monticola (Synonyms: Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola) - Basal leaves of Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris: Agoseris monticola (Synonyms: Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola)

Involucral bracts of Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris: Agoseris monticola (Synonyms: Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola) - Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris: Agoseris monticola (Synonyms: Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola)

Additional close-up photos of mountain agoseris as seen along the Roads End Trail #201A, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness........August 18, 2011.

Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris, Sierra Nevada Agoseris: Agoseris monticola (Synonyms: Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola, Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala)

Mountain agoseris as seen about one quarter mile uphill from Wildhorse Lake in a line roughly directed towards the radio towers atop the Steens Mountain........July 10, 2014.

Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris, Sierra Nevada Agoseris: Agoseris monticola (Synonyms: Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola, Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala) - Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris, Sierra Nevada Agoseris: Agoseris monticola (Synonyms: Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola, Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala)

What appears to be mountain agoseris as seen in grasslands near the head of Kiger Gorge, Steens Mountain.........July 11, 2014.

Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris, Sierra Nevada Agoseris: Agoseris monticola (Synonyms: Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola, Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala) - Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris, Sierra Nevada Agoseris: Agoseris monticola (Synonyms: Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola, Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala)

Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris, Sierra Nevada Agoseris: Agoseris monticola (Synonyms: Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola, Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala) - Mountain Agoseris, Pale Agoseris, Sierra Nevada Agoseris: Agoseris monticola (Synonyms: Agoseris glauca var. aspera, Agoseris glauca var. monticola, Agoseris glauca, Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala)

Late blooming mountain agoseris as seen along the South Loop Road about one mile downhill to the west from East Rim Viewpoint, Steens Mountain..........September 20, 2015. The lower photos show mountain agoseris still in bloom along the western rim of Kiger Gorge, Steens Mountain..........September 19, 2015..

Paul Slichter