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Wyethia angustifolia

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Wyethia angustifolia
Wyethia angustifolia

Species Name: Wyethia angustifolia
Common Name: Narrow-leaved Mules Ears

Golden flowers three inches in diameter on a plant that tolerates southwest sun. A great choice for the hot garden with well draining soils.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 1-2' W
Growth Habit: Rosette, spreads slowly
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Well draining
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Late spring-summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Distribution: Northwestern CA, Sierra Nevada, South Coast Ranges
Natural Habitat: Grassland less than 6,000 feet elevation

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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