The genus Stephanomeria is part of the chicory tribe of the Sunflower family. This tribe is easily recognized by its radiate heads (with ray flowers only - think dandelions) and which exude a milky juice from any part of the plant when cut or broken. Photo by Sherel Goodrich.
Left: Involucres are long and slender, up to 16 mm long, with a few short basal bracts. Right: Lower leaf. Photos by Sherel Goodrich.
Uinta slender wirelettuce is restricted to a small part of northeastern Utah in the Uinta Mountains, where it grows at about 8200 ft. elevation with ponderosa pine and Rocky Mountain juniper. Photo by Sherel Goodrich.
This plant is a late bloomer, in August and September. Photo by Sherel Goodrich.
Stephanomeria minor var. uintaensis range map.