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Asteraceae

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Members of the Asteraceae (sunflower or aster) family have complex flowers. Each flower head (what we commonly call the “flower”) is actually composed of many flowers. Special terms are used to describe the various Asteraceae flowers. Ray flowers are pistillate … Continue reading

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Mule Ears

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Mule ears, mule’s ear, wooly mule ear, mountain mule ear – all are names for the bright yellow wildflower that carpets the sides of hills in Northern California, Northwest Nevada and Southeast Oregon with color in the spring and early summer. Wyethia mollis is … Continue reading

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