A handsome kind, forming a clump from two to four feet high, with several leafy, rough stems and harsh, rather shiny leaves. The fine flowers measure four inches across, with bright yellow rays, deeper yellow centers, and bronze, rough, rather resinous involucres. This is common around Reno and grows in dry mountain valleys as far east as Colorado.

Sunflower v Helfanthus fascicutaris

Sunflower-v Helfanthus fascicutaris. SUNFLOWER FAMILY. Compositae.