Senecio soldanella

A. Gray
Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 15: 67. 1864.
Synonyms: Ligularia soldanella (A. Gray) W. A. Weber
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 552. Mentioned on page 546.

Perennials, 5–15(–20) cm (caudices branched, fibrous-rooted, roots fleshy). Herbage glabrous (or with hairs on peduncles). Stems single (often purplish-tinged). Leaves mostly basal; petiolate (petioles ± winged, lengths 1–3+ blades); blades broadly ovate to ovate-orbiculate, (1.5–)2.5–4.5(–6) × 1.5–4(–5) cm, bases truncate or tapered, margins weakly dentate or repand-denticulate to subentire (cauline leaves smaller, bractlike). Heads nodding, 1(–2). Calyculi of 3–5+ lanceolate to lance-linear bractlets (lengths 1/2–2/3 phyllaries). Phyllaries ± 21, (8–)10–16 mm, tips green. Ray florets ± 13+; corolla laminae 10–14 mm. Cypselae glabrous.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Talus slopes
Elevation: 3200–4000 m


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