Asteraceae
Madia gracilis

Slender Tarweed

Upright, fragrant, dark green. Stem slender, may be branched from middle upward, bristles below, glands on upper section. Leaves linear, to 4 in. long, covered with soft hair. Flower heads sessile or clustered on long stalks. Cup holding flowers is covered with glands on hair-like stalks. Flower heads consist of 3–9 lemon yellow ray flowers with lobed tips, 2–12 black-anthered disk flowers. Grows in grasslands, open woods, along roads, below 7500 ft.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--40 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Steens, Wallowas, Crater Lake NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, Siskiyous, West Gorge, East Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes