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Hulsea nana
dwarf alpinegold, dwarf hulsea
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Known from the Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams area in Washington; Washington south to California.

Habitat: Generally around volcanic mountains above timberline.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Review Group 1 in Washington (WANHP)

Description:
General:

Perennial from a taproot and branching base, up to 1.2 dm. tall, the several leafless flowering stems lax.

Leaves:

Leaves clustered toward the bottom of the flowering stems, succulent, densely glandular, oblanceolate, coarsely toothed or lobed, up to about 6 cm. long.

Flowers:

Heads solitary, the disk 1.5-3 cm. wide; involucre 10-15 mm. high, finely glandular, the bracts lance-oblong, up to 4 mm. wide; rays about 21, 7-15 mm. long, yellow and pistillate; disk flowers yellow and perfect; pappus of several translucent scales, attached in a ring at the base, lacerate, about 2 mm. long.

Fruits:

Achenes linear, hairy, about 1 cm. long.

Accepted Name:
Hulsea nana A. Gray
Publication: Pacif. Railr. Rep. 6(3): 76, plate 13. 1858. 1858.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Hulsea nana A. Gray var. larsenii A. Gray
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Hulsea nana in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Hulsea nana checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Hulsea nana atlas page.

CalPhotos: Hulsea nana photos.

USDA Plants: Hulsea nana information.

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