Wyethia amplexicaulis

Mule's Ears
Wyethia amplexicaulis

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
Photo taken on: June 20, 2004
Location: Lower Loop, GV, CO
Life Zones: Montane to subalpine
Habitat: Meadows and slopes

Grows to 20" in masses. The single flower per stem and the large shiny green mule ear shaped leaves distinguishes it from the Sunflowers and Arrowleaf Balsamroot.arrow

Wyethia amplexicaulis

Mule's Ears blanket the slopes in early summer.

Photo taken on: July 5, 2008
Location: Mt. Crested Butte, CO

Flora of North America reference.

Yellow Single Flowers