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Wyethia invenusta

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Species Name: Wyethia invenusta
Common Name: Colville's Mule Ears

This species of mule ears is native to southern portions of the Sierra Nevada. It would be a nice addition to a high elevation garden. The bright yellow flowers attract butterflies.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 1-2' W
Growth Habit: Rosettes, spreads slowly
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate
Cold Hardy to: 5700'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: Southern Sierra Nevada, Elevation: 3300' - 5700'"
Natural Habitat: Open forests, clearings

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