Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Agoseris retrorsa

Agoseris retrorsa
spearleaf mountain dandelion
Agoseris retrorsa

Common name spearleaf mountain dandelion
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow
Size 4-20"
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed Germinate cold.
detailed seed-starting info below

Yellow ray flowers, held in reddish-brown cups, are preceded by pineapple-like buds. The strappy, irregularly toothed leaves are silver-green. Seedheads like those of dandelions. More a wildflower than a garden specimen, but I'm enjoying my round of observing it in the garden. If in the end I've introduced yet another weed into the garden - well, at least it's a pretty one.
Comment a little later into the season: the plants looked pretty much expired after setting seed. They looked darn ugly at that point, so I yanked them. I don't know if they would otherwise have come back next year.

spearleaf mountain dandelion

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Agoseris retrorsa

Visitors to this page have left the following comments

Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (89%G, 15-22d)

I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments