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Mule Ears at the base of Olympus

 
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Mule Ears at the base of Olympus
Mule Ears (Wyethia amplexicaulis) are easy to recognize amongst the countless other yellow composites by their telltale huge leathery sharp-pointed leaves. Mule Ears is the most common among related Wyethia species of the Rocky Mountains. The genus was named after an early-XIXth century trapper, and the species name means "wrapped around stem" in Latin.

Wasatch Foothills, 6/1/08

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GeoPooch SobachkaSubmitted by GeoPooch Sobachka
on Jun 2, 2008 5:02 pm

Image ID: 409036
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Lat/Lon: 40.61591°N / 111.80533°W
Object Title: Mule Ears at the base of Olympus

Image Type(s): Flora