Senecio taraxacoides

(A. Gray) Greene

Pittonia 4: 119. 1900.

Basionym: Senecio amplectens var. taraxacoides A. Gray Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 15: 67. 1864
Synonyms: Ligularia taraxacoides (A. Gray) W. A. Weber
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 551. Mentioned on page 546.

Perennials, 5–10(–14) cm (caudices branched, fibrous-rooted). Herbage (sometimes purple-tinged) floccose-tomentose (persistently on abaxial faces of leaves, glabrescent elsewhere). Stems single or loosely clustered. Leaves ± evenly distributed; petiolate; blades oblanceolate to ovate, (1–)2–6 × 1–2.5 cm, bases tapered, margins dentate or incised to subpinnatifid (distal leaves bractlike). Heads 1(–5). Calyculi of 2–5 lance-linear bractlets (lengths 1/3–2/3 phyllaries). Phyllaries ± 13 or ± 21, 7–10 mm, tips green. Ray florets usually ± 13, sometimes fewer or 0; corolla laminae 8–12 mm. Cypselae glabrous. 2n = 40.

Phenology: Late summer.
Habitat: Alpine peaks
Elevation: 3500–4000 m


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