A very common and showy plant that can be found in sunny meadows or open wooded areas. The flower has a ragged sort of look, with long, thin and droppy brightly colored orange or yellow petals.
All parts of the plant are poisonous. It has been known to cause a disease called “spewing sickness” in cattle or sheep that feed on it over a prolonged period of time. Spewing Sickness is exactly what it sounds like; it causes chronic vomiting and spewing. If that doesn’t make you want to stay away, I don’t know what will!
|Scientific Name:||Hymenoxys hoopesii|
|Growing Season:||All summer|
|Soil Type:||Open wood or meadows|
|Habitat:||Montane, subalpine, alpine|