Asteraceae
Wyethia helianthoides

White Mule's Ears

Clump of upward-pointing leaves, stems bearing single flower. Plant is densely coated with matted hairs, becoming hairless as season progresses. Basal leaves oval, 10–16 in. long; upper leaves smaller. Flower head contains 13–21 white ray flowers, each 1–2 in. long, disk of many yellow flowers. Grows in moist places, open grasslands and shrublands, below 6500 ft.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--30 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Wallowas, Steens
  • Native: Yes