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Little Hulsea
Hulsea nana
About Little Hulsea (Hulsea nana) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Hulsea nana is a North American species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name dwarf alpinegold. It is native to the western United States from Washington, Oregon, and far northern California. The plant grows in the talus of volcanic mountains and plateaus, in and near the Cascades. Hulsea nana is a diminutive perennial herb producing clumps of hairy foliage and stout stems rarely more than 20 centimeters (6 inches) tall. The leaves are 2 to 6 centimeters (0. 4-2. 4 inches) long and have lobed edges and many glandular hairs. The stem usually bears a single robust flower head with layers of hairy to woolly phyllaries. The center of the head is packed with golden disc florets surrounded by a circumference lined with golden ray florets each about a centimeter (0. 4 inches) long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

7.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 25.6" - 122.2", Summer Precipitation: 1.32" - 4.14", Coldest Month: 9.0" - 35.4", Hottest Month: 32.7" - 57.7", Humidity: 1.20" - 13.63", Elevation: 5904" - 14090"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Dwarf Alpinegold

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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