Agoseris agrestis Osterh.
Agoseris altissima Rydb.
Agoseris apiculata Greene
Agoseris aspera (Rydb.) Rydb.
Agoseris dasycarpa Greene
Agoseris eisenhoweri B.Boivin
Agoseris isomeris Greene
Agoseris lacera Greene
Agoseris lanulosa Greene
Agoseris lapathifolia Greene
Agoseris leontodon aspera Rydb.
Agoseris leontodon pygmaea Rydb.
Agoseris longissima Greene
Agoseris longula Greene
Agoseris maculata Rydb.
Agoseris microdonta Greene
Agoseris procera Greene
Agoseris pubescens Rydb.
Agoseris pumila (Nutt.) Rydb.
Agoseris scorzonerifolia (Schrad.) Greene
Agoseris turbinata Rydb.
Agoseris vestita Greene
Agoseris vicinalis Greene
Agoseris villosa Rydb.
Ammogeton scorzonerifolius Schrad.
Microrhynchus glaucus (Pursh) D.C.Eaton
Tragopogon glaucus (Pursh) Steud.
Troximon glaucum Pursh
Troximon pubescens (Rydb.) A.Nelson
Troximon pumilum Nutt.
Troximon villosum (Rydb.) A.Nelson
Common Name: Mountain Dandelion
Agoseris glauca is a stemless, herbaceous, perennial plant producing a rosette of leaves that grow from a taproot. The plant grows 2 - 60cm tall, exceptionally to 90cm[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
Western N. America - Yukon to Ontario and Michigan, south to California, Arizona and New Mexico.
Wet meadows, stream margins, swales, other moist sites, grasslands, steppes, meadow habitats, slightly alkaline or saline sites, mostly in silts, clays, and other fine-textured soils; at elevations from 100 - 2,500m[
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Prefers full sun and a sandy or gravelly loam low in nutrients[
Thi species hybridizes with several other members of the genus[
The solidified sap (latex) of the stem is chewed as a gum[
The following reports refer to the sub-species A. glauca dasycephala (Torr. & A.Gray) Jeps.
An infusion of the entire plant is used as a wash for sores and rashes[
The milky latex is applied to warts in order to remove them[
]. This requires constant applications over a period of weeks for it to be effective[
]. A poultice made from the latex is applied to sores[
An infusion of the root is used as a laxative[
A latex in the plant contains rubber, but not in sufficient quantities to make it commercially valuable[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 15°c[
]. As soon as the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer or late in the following spring.
Division with care in spring[
]. The plants do not like a lot of root disturbance so it is best to pot up the divisions and keep them in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are established.