Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis

(Nevada Goldeneye)

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Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes NP 8686

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Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes NP 8689

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Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes NP 8698

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Leaves, Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes NP 8688

Scientific Name Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis (Viguiera multiflora var. nevadensis) USDA PLANTS Symbol HEMUN
Common Name Nevada Goldeneye ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 528365
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine (4500 to 9000 ft); dry areas on rocky slopes, in valleys and on roadsides.
Plant: Erect, often bushy perennial 8 to 48 inches tall; highly branched with slender, wiry, tough stems.
Leaves: Narrow, pointed lanceolate-linear to linear blades; lower stem leaves opposite, upper may be alternate; 1-1/4 to 3-1/8 inches long and less than 1/3 inch wide; covered with short, stiff, appressed hairs; margins may be slightly toothed.
Inflorescence: Composite flower head 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches across, with 5 to 14 rays and 50+ yellow to orange disk florets in the center; phyllaries underneath narrowly lanceolate and covered with woolly hair.
Bloom Period: May to October.
Reference: Viguiera multiflora in "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Scheier, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Wildflowers of New Mexico and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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