Wyethia helianthoides

A brief interlude from the “Plant Biodiversity of China” series (and only a brief entry), since I’m presently concentrating on trying to repair the weblog software after an “upgrade” yesterday morning. I think I have the notification system working (we’ll see with this entry, and sorry about the new entry notification yesterday due to a spam comment(!)), but I still have to fix the commenting system — so, no comments on today’s entry or previous entries until that is repaired.

For those of you who have received duplicate notices about today’s entry, I apologize. I had to give up on an attempt to “upgrade” the software that runs Botany Photo of the Day because it broke more things than it fixed. So, after publishing today’s entry with the upgraded system (and seeing how much it broke), I decided to revert to the old system, with a database backup from Monday at 2am local time (no comments were lost, though, since there hadn’t been any). So, while I sort out what to do next, we’ll stay on this version of the software for the time being.

Wyethia helianthoides is known as white mule’s-ears or white-rayed wyethia, and is native to the northern Great Basin region of the USA. Additional photographs are available from CalPhotos: Wyethia helianthoides and the Malheur Experiment Station: Wyethia helianthoides.

Wyethia helianthoides
Wyethia helianthoides

16 responses to “Wyethia helianthoides”

  1. quin

    Steen’s Mountain – special place in a special region, so many different influences washing across that area. love these big daisies, thanks

  2. annie Morgan

    I love anything that remotely resembles a daisy.
    As for the software – so often it’s ten times worse after an upgrade. I’m sure we have all experienced exactly what you are going through. I don’t think anyone is worried about whether things come through messed up or not – your photos and text are the important part, always of much interest.
    Hope it sorts out soon, for your sake.

  3. Andrea

    Glad the comments are back so I can say WOW! A white wyethia?!

  4. Eleanor Ryan

    Wyethia helianthoides (sunflower like) is lovely. We have a Wyethia augustifolia here in the wet prairie of the Willamette Valley OR. which is yellow and equally lovely. It is believed to be a host plant for Field Crescent butterflies. Eleanor

  5. Connie

    They come in other colors?

  6. Jane

    Lovely photo. Looks like spring…when was the photo taken?
    Steens is a special place for so many reasons!

  7. david sacks

    what a luscious luxury of beauty nature gives us – – – in all the most unexpected places!

  8. Irma in Sweden

    I agree with Annie about the software. You are doing a marvelous job and each day the email arrives I feel uplifted even before I open it up knowing I will see and learn something new about the plantlife I love

  9. bev

    Hi Daniel, I am in Vancouver (from my home in Maryland) at this moment and was able to visit the UBC garden a few days ago and walk the campus. What a beautiful place; you live and work in paradise! Many thanks for your site, as I would not have known to visit otherwise.

  10. elizabeth a airhart

    happy flower most lovely flower
    we understand your softwear dodads really do
    just put daniel into your favorites list
    comments are so interesting bon jour

  11. Bonnie

    I did not get duplicate emails, had I no problem. Delete button works. Beats some of the political junk one lady insists on sending. 🙂

  12. Barbara

    Thanks for your continued work in keeping the site up and running. Nature’s upgrades don’t always go smoothly either!

  13. Eric Simpson

    I had a friend who worked for Microsoft, and his advice was: “Never upgrade!”
    As for the pic, all I can say is: I really need to go to Steens Mtn. I’m planning a trip to Oregon for late September… anyone know if these lovelies will be in bloom?

  14. Daniel Mosquin

    I should have mentioned this photograph was taken in early July, on a year with a late spring — probably best to plan to see them in late June on a typical year.
    People travel to Steens in the autumn in search of autumn colour, when the stands of poplar are highlighted against the walls of the gorges — though I’ve yet to visit at that time of the year. Bring your highly-visible jacket, though — you’d be sharing the mountain with hunters.

  15. bleitz

    about upgrades, my computer nerds say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

  16. Amy

    Wow! You can study Asteraceae with photos like this. Can’t hardly differentiate disk flowers any better with a microscope!

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