Asteraceae
Packera cymbalarioides

Alpine Meadow Groundsel

Erect. Stems hairless when mature. Basal leaves on petioles, blades thick and firm, widely spoon-shaped, wavy- to round-toothed or entire; stem leaves sessile, often deeply lobed, becoming smaller upward. Single flower head per stalk. Flower cup created of hairless green bracts, often with red-tinged tips, about 13 rays around 40 disk flowers. Grows in damp alpine meadows at mid to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--20 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Subalpine
  • Found In: Steens, Mt. Rainier NP, Wallowas, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes