SHOWING RECORD: 8 of 11
June 6, 1805, along the Teton River, Montana.
Erect perennial with flat-topped clusters of bright orange-yellow, buttonlike flower heads. Leaves 4-8 in (10-20 cm) long. Flower heads 0.5 in (1.3 cm) wide. Height: 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m).
Roadsides and edges of fields (escaped from gardens).
Throughout much of North America, except Texas, South Carolina to Alabama, and Arctic.
The fresh young leaves and flowers have been used as a substitute for sage in cooking, but given the potential toxicity of this plant, ingesting it is not recommended.
Species information from
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American (Pale) Goldfinch
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