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Definition of the noun alpine sunflower
What does alpine sunflower mean as a name of something?
- whitish hairy plant with featherlike leaves and a few stout stems each bearing an especially handsome solitary large yellow flower head; mountainous regions north central United States
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- scientific names: Actinea grandiflora / species Actinea grandiflora / Actinella grandiflora / species Actinella grandiflora / Actinella grandiflora grandiflora / variety Actinella grandiflora grandiflora / Cephalophora grandiflora / species Cephalophora grandiflora / Ptilepida grandiflora / species Ptilepida grandiflora / Rydbergia grandiflora / species Rydbergia grandiflora / Tetraneuris grandiflora / species Tetraneuris grandiflora / Hymenoxys grandiflora
- synonym of alpine sunflower: old man of the mountain
- more generic terms: wild flower / wildflower = wild or uncultivated flowering plant
- member of: genus Tetraneuris / Tetraneuris = genus of hairy yellow-flowered plants of the western United States
- geographic area: North America
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Colorado Above Treeline (2005)
Scenic Drives, 4WD Trips, And Classic Hikes by Jeremy A. Agnew
The alpine sunflower is a short plant with bright yellow flowers that are 2 to 4 inches in diameter — by far the largest blooms on the tundra. The woolly actinea looks similar, and the two plants are often confused. The actinea has smaller and ...
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