Asteraceae
Agoseris retrorsa

Spearleaf Agoseris

Erect plant, stout stems with soft white hairs especially on leaves and base of flower head. Exudes a milky sap. Leaves numerous, linear to oblong, to 14 in. Deeply pinnately divided leaf lobes mostly point back toward center of plant and end in long spear-like tips. Inflorescence consists of yellow ray flowers in a deep cup formed by 3 rows of bracts. Cup has reddish markings. Grows in all dry habitats at low to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--20 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Crater Lake NP, Siskiyous, Steens, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes