Asteraceae
Tonestus lyallii

Lyall's Goldenweed

Upright stems from branched roots, plant coated with glands. Leaves spoon-shaped, 1/2–2 in. long, entire. Flowers in solitary head 1–2 in. across. Cup of lance-shaped, glandular, green or often purplish bracts. Ray and disk flowers yellow, numerous. Grows in alpine ridges, talus slopes, sandy places in subalpine.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--8 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Alpine
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, Wallowas, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes