WYETHIA amplexicaulis (Mule's Ears)

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Wyethia Amplexicaulis commonly known as ‘Mule’s Ears’ is a flowering species native to Central and Western North America. In late spring, Mule’s Ears begin to open, with large yellow flowers accenting bright green lance-shaped leaves and attracting pollinators from miles around. Mule ears has a wide ecological amplitude, occurring in...
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Wyethia Amplexicaulis commonly known as ‘Mule’s Ears’ is a flowering species native to Central and Western North America. In late spring, Mule’s Ears begin to open, with large yellow flowers accenting bright green lance-shaped leaves and attracting pollinators from miles around. Mule ears has a wide ecological amplitude, occurring in many plant communities. It is most abundant in mesic sagebrush. It is also common in woodlands and coniferous forests above the elevation limits of sagebrush. The roots furnish a remedy applied externally as a poultice to bruised and swollen limbs.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 813 41
1OZ 1,625 81
1/4LB 6,500 325
1/2LB 13,000 650
1LB 26,000 1,300
5LB 130,000 6,500

Scientific Name: Wyethia Amplexicaulis

Common Name: Mule’s Ears

Plant Type: Perennial

Family: Asteraceae

Native Range: Central and Western North America

Height: Up to 32 inches

Spread: 12 to 32 inches

Habitat: Woodlands, Grassland, Seral coniferous forests

Zone: 4-9

Exposure: Full Sun

Blooming Season: Late spring to early summer

Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Bee friendly

Resistant: Deer, Drought

Flower Color: Yellow

Flower Shape: Sunflower like

Water Requirement: Low

Soil Type: Sandy, Loam, Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral (6.4)

Advantage: Easy to grow, Cut flowers

Uses: Native Americans fermented the roots to make sweet flavored food

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