Agoseris retrorsa

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Botanical Name: Agoseris retrorsa
Common Name: Spearleaf Mountain Dandelion

This perennial dandelion has yellow flowers that mature into familiar round dandelion seedheads. Good for less formal areas and habitat gardens.

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Plant Type: Perennial

Height by Width: 1-2' H x 1' W

Growth Habit: Upright or sprawling from basal rosette


Growth Rate: Fast

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Soil Preference: Well-draining

Water Requiremenets: Drought-tolerant

Cold Hardy to:

Flower Season: Spring

Flower Color: Yellow


Distribution: Throughout CA, except Great Valley

Natural Habitat: Dry shrubland, oak woodland, coniferous forest. Elevation: 1200-8400'

Hummingbirds: FALSE
Birds: FALSE
Under Oaks: FALSE
Butterflies: TRUE
Aromatic: FALSE
Slope/Erosion: FALSE
Container: FALSE

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