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Boundary Goldenbush Back to Plant Page
Ericameria brachylepis

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About Boundary Goldenbush (Ericameria brachylepis) Ericameria brachylepis is a North American species of flowering shrub in the daisy family known by the common names chaparral goldenbush and boundary goldenbush. It is native to Arizona, southern California and northern Baja California where it is a member of the chaparral plant community. Ericameria brachylepis is a bushy shrub growing 100-200 cm (40-80 inches) high with branches covered in thready leaves up to 2. 5 centimeters (1. 0 inch) long. The inflorescence is a cluster of flower heads, each head lined with phyllaries and resin glands. The flower head contains several yellow disc florets and no ray florets. The fruit is a small achene topped with a white pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
3.3 - 6.6 ft (1 - 2 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
285' - 5165'

Annual Precip. ?
6.3" - 25.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.25" - 2.39"

Coldest Month ?
40.2° F - 54.7° F

Hottest Month ?
69.4° F - 84.5° F

Humidity ?
1.49 vpd - 36.15 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Chaparral Goldenbush

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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