Wyethia amplexicaulis

Wyethia amplexicaulis

Mule's ear

Previous scientific name(s): Espeletia amplexicaulis

Drought tolerant, native, cool season perennial, occurs on rangeland, hillsides, open woods, dry meadows and moist draws. Blooms May to July, and flowerheads are eaten by all classes of livestock and wild game.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 15 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
16 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
28.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
28,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer