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Pale Agoseris (Agoseris glaucua)
Pale agoseris is a rare prairie plant of the jack pine landscape, occurring in grassy, savanna like openings of the pine barrens. This plant is a member of the aster or composite family, and, in Michigan, it is mainly restricted to the jack pine plains of the northern Lower Peninsula. This species, however, is common in the northern Great Plains, which is the main portion of its range. Thus, in Michigan this plant is considered a "disjunct" species (small populations occurring outside the normal range).
It is an excellent indicator of historic savanna like openings.