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Ericameria nana
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Dwarf Goldenbush
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Ericameria nana

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About Dwarf Goldenbush (Ericameria nana) Ericameria nana is a North American species of flowering shrub in the daisy family known by the common names dwarf goldenbush and rubberweed. It is native to the western United States from eastern California, southeastern Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, and southwestern Montana. Ericameria nana grows along cliffs and rocky hillsides. This is a small shrub rarely reaching a maximum height of 50 cm (20 inches). It is covered in a foliage of sticky, curved, somewhat fleshy leaves about 1 centimeter (0. 4 inches) long. The tips of its erect branches hold dense inflorescences of tiny flower heads with cream white to yellow disc and ray florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
1.6 ft (0.49 m)

Flower Color
Yellow, White, Cream

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
1178' - 11220'

Annual Precip. ?
6.8" - 38.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.38" - 2.95"

Coldest Month ?
23.1° F - 51.9° F

Hottest Month ?
43.5° F - 77.6° F

Humidity ?
1.63 vpd - 23.49 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names

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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