Alpine Gold 2007

Boundary Peak, Nevada, August 2007

  • Hulsea algida Gray
  • Alpinegold, Pacific hulsea
  • Asteraceae (Aster Family)
  • USDA Symbol: HUAL
  • USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.

A low, tufted, densely glandular-hairy plant with sparsely leafy stems, each topped by a flower head with 25-50 short, narrow yellow rays surrounding a yellow disk.

The similar Dwarf Hulsea (H. nana), from the mountains of Washington, Oregon, and northern California, is more compact, rarely more than 4 (10 cm) high, with a flower stalk that is usually leafless, and a head with only about 21 rays.

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