Mule Ears at the base of Olympus

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
GeoPooch Sobachka
on Jun 2, 2008 5:02 pm
Image Type(s): Flora
Image ID: 409036

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