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Bloomer's Goldenbush Back to Plant Page
Ericameria bloomeri

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About Bloomer's Goldenbush (Ericameria bloomeri) Ericameria bloomeri is a species of flowering shrubs in the daisy family known by the common names Bloomer's rabbitbush and Bloomer's goldenbush. This plant is native to the mountains of western North America from British Columbia to California, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada. Some sources say it has probably been extirpated from Canada. Ericameria bloomeri grows in coniferous forests. This is a small shrub reaching a maximum height of about 50 centimeters (20 inches) and covered in a foliage of threadlike to slightly oval leaves a few centimeters long. It may be glandular and resinous and slightly woolly or hairless. Atop each of the many erect branches is an inflorescence of golden yellow flower heads. Each centimeter-wide head has up to 14 disc florets and sometimes up to 5 ray florets but sometimes none. The dense inflorescence has resin glands and some woolly fibers.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
1.6 ft (0.49 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
3' - 14401'

Annual Precip. ?
9.2" - 122.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.25" - 4.15"

Coldest Month ?
10.8° F - 54.1° F

Hottest Month ?
34.1° F - 79.7° F

Humidity ?
0.53 vpd - 26.37 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Bloomer's Rabbitbush

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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