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Lemmon's Butterweed

Natural History

Lemon's Butterweed is a member of the Sunflower Family. The plant grows to 3 feet in height and has dark green, shiny, lance-shaped, toothed leaves with a sunken midvein that grow alternately on either side of the stem. The plant typically grows along washes and on rocky slopes at elevations between 1500 - 3500 feet.

The Lemon's Butterweed at right was photographed on Picketpost Mountain near Superior.

Lemon's Butterweed blooms between February - May and produces yellow flowers with a large yellow or orange central disk to 1.2 inches in diameter.

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