COLORADO WESTERN TIER WILDFLOWERS

 Jim Fuchs

Plant Spreadsheet

Yellow     Red     White     Greenish     Blue-Purple

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Agoseris (Asteraceae)

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Flower stalks from an almost leafless pedicel. Pappus somewhere between capillary and plumose. This plant only had a minute amount of hair on the leaves and below the involucre. Basal leaves narrow and a few divided. Agoseris is the best fit I could find. No idea if this is of value to species but the milky latex turns (sometimes almost instantly) blue/black on exposure to air, especially obvious near the involucre. Maybe the coloration is some environmental (pH?) marker.

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Small plant

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Basal leaves

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Single flower scape

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

A few divided basal leaves can be seen

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Capillary bristles that easily teased apart to fine hairs

Agoseris glauca var. dasycephala

Color change in milky latex after a 3 second exposure to air.

Agoseris glauca var. glauca

The milky latex stayed white on exposure to air. Glabrous leaves and below involucre.

Agoseris glauca

Agoseris glauca var. glauca

Agoseris glauca

Single flower scape

Agoseris glauca

This had a barbellate capillary pappus