Mule Ears

Wyethia mollis is known by these names:

  • Wooly Mule Ears
  • Mountain Mule Ears
  • Gray Mule Ears
  • Indian Wheat

Wyethia is for Nathaniel J. Wyeth (1802-1856) who collected specimens for Thomas Nuttall.

Mollis is Latin for the soft and hairy leaves.

Mule Ears are in the Asteraceae or Sunflower Family.

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