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Greene's Goldenweed
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Ericameria greenei

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About Greene's Goldenweed (Ericameria greenei) Ericameria greenei is a species of flowering shrub in the daisy family known by the common name Greene's goldenbush. It is native to the western United States from Washington and Oregon to California, where it grows in rocky and open wooded habitat. It is a small shrub growing up to about 25 centimeters tall with branches lined with short, narrow, hairless to hairy, woolly leaves. The flower cluster is a cluster of flower heads at the tips of stem branches. Each head is lined with sticky, hairy phyllaries and contains several yellowish disc florets and a few yellow ray florets. The fruit is an achene topped with a brownish pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
9.8 in (24.9 cm)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Rocky places

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
1930' - 9315'

Annual Precip. ?
12.7" - 129.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.46" - 4.32"

Coldest Month ?
26.5° F - 47.8° F

Hottest Month ?
46.8° F - 70.8° F

Humidity ?
0.63 vpd - 20.74 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Bird Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Greene's 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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