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Agoseris glauca
pale agoseris, short-beaked agoseris
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; Alaska south to California, east to Michigan and New Mexico.

Habitat: Open forests and open areas, low to high elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Highly variable, scapose, glabrous or hairy, sometimes glaucous perennial, 1-7 dm. tall, with milky juice.


Leaves all basal, linear to broadly oblanceolate, 5-35 cm. long and 1-30 mm. wide, entire or toothed to laciniate-pinnatifid.


Head solitary on the scape; involucre 1-3 cm. high, the bracts imbricate or sub-equal, sharply pointed or blunt; corollas all ligulate, yellow.


Achene body 5-12 mm. long, gradually tapering to a stout beak marked with fine, parallel lines, the beak very short to as long as the body.

Accepted Name:
Agoseris glauca (Pursh) Raf.
Publication: Herb. Raf. 39. 1833.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
var. dasycephala – pale agoseris, short-beaked agoseris
var. glauca – pale agoseris, short-beaked agoseris    Widespread in the Pacific Northwest
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Agoseris glauca in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Agoseris glauca checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Agoseris glauca atlas page.

CalPhotos: Agoseris glauca photos.

USDA Plants: Agoseris glauca information.

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