Asteraceae
Cacaliopsis nardosmia

Tall Silvercrown

Erect stems with alternate leaves decreasing in size up stem. Lower leaves on long petioles, almost round, 3–14 in. across, maple-like, palmately divided twice into sharply pointed lobes or toothed; upper leaves narrower. Flower heads in cyme on short stalks extending upward. Bell-shaped cup holds 3/4–1 5/8 in. wide bristly yellow disks, no ray flowers. Grows in open woodlands and meadows, sometimes on serpentine, at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 18--40 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest
  • Found In: East Gorge, N Cascades NP, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes