Asteraceae
Luina hypoleuca

Silverback Luina

Clump of many erect stems. Stems white with woolly hairs. Leaves sessile, alternate on stem, egg-shaped, entire or toothed, about 1–2 1/2 in. long, white-woolly on underside, less so or hairless on top. Flower heads 4–12, in flat-topped cluster, on stalks 1–2 in. long, atop stems. Disk flowers 11–15, creamy yellow, with erect lobes. No ray flowers. Grows in rocky open sites, on talus or sometimes serpentine, at low to subalpine elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--25 inches
  • Habitat: Dry Rocky Sites, Subalpine
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes