Rough Mule’s Ear

Wyethia scabra

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  • Rough Mule’s Ear | Rough Mule's Ear (Wyethia scabra) in Arches National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Rough Mule’s Ear | Rough Mule's Ear (Wyethia scabra) in Arches National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Rough Mule’s Ear | Rough Mule's Ear (Wyethia scabra) in Arches National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Rough Mule’s Ear | Rough Mule's Ear (Wyethia scabra) in Arches National Park. Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Size

2-3 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Blooming Season

Summer

Bloom Color

Yellow

Attracts

Photographers

Danger

Can be lethal if consumed.

Medicinal uses for Rough Mule’s Ear

The Hopi Tribe used Rough Mule's Ear as an emetic. If it is not thrown up it can kill the person.

Rough Mule’s Ear Habitat

Rough Mule's Ear (Wyethia scabra) thrive in open meadows where it gets plenty of direct sun.

Rough Mule’s Ear Facts

Rough Mule's Ear has bright yellow flowers are about four inches in diameter. Scabrethia scabra grows in various high desert communities.

Rough Mule’s Ear Distribution



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