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Gilman's Goldenbush Back to Plant Page
Ericameria gilmanii

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About Gilman's Goldenbush (Ericameria gilmanii) Ericameria gilmanii is a rare North American species of flowering plants in the aster family known by the common names Gilman's ericameria, Gilman's goldenbush, Gilman goldenweed, and whiteflower goldenbush. It is endemic to California, where it has been found in and east of the southern Sierra Nevada, in Inyo County and on Owens Peak in northeastern Kern County. It is a poorly known plant. There are six known populations, but only one has been observed in the last 20 years. Ericameria gilmanii is a shrub growing up to 50 centimeters (20 inches) tall. The foliage is aromatic. The leaves are up to 1. 2 centimeters (0. 5 inches) long, curved backward, and glandular and resinous. The inflorescence is generally a single flower head, or sometimes more than one. The head has a bell-shaped base with curving phyllaries which are green to tan. The head contains a few white ray florets and has white disc florets at the center. The fruit is a hairy achene which is roughly a centimeter long including its pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
1.6 ft (0.49 m)

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
6917' - 11042'

Annual Precip. ?
10.1" - 19.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.77" - 4.46"

Coldest Month ?
27.9° F - 39.9° F

Hottest Month ?
52.8° F - 63.5° F

Humidity ?
2.33 vpd - 19.41 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Whiteflower Goldenbush, Gilman Goldenweed, Gilman's Ericameria

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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