Wyethia amplexicaulis (Mule’s ears)

Drought tolerant, native, cool season perennial, occurs on rangeland, hillsides, open woods, dry meadows and moist draws. Blooms May to July, and flowerheads are eaten by all classes of livestock and wild game.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single Crown 

Mature Height: 42 in.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Period: Mid spring

Annual Precipitation: 12+ in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen Fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: No

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.2-7.6


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 28,000

Seeding Rate: 16 PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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