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Parish's Goldeneye
Bahiopsis parishii

About Parish's Goldeneye (Bahiopsis parishii) Viguiera parishii, also known as Parish goldeneye or shrubby goldeneye, is a flowering shrub in the family Asteraceae, native to the southwestern United States, including southern California, far southern Nevada, and much of Arizona, as well as adjacent parts of northwest Mexico (Baja California and Sonora). Parish goldeneye grows to two feet tall, with bright yellow flowers. It is a plant of desert areas, usually associated with creosote bush, and ranges from sea level to 5000' in elevation. It blooms after periods of rain, both in spring and in fall, or after the monsoon season in Arizona.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
2 ft (0.6 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Shrubby slopes


Elevation ?
40' - 6290'

Annual Precip. ?
2.9" - 27.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.16" - 2.97"

Coldest Month ?
39.1° F - 60.0° F

Hottest Month ?
64.3° F - 88.7° F

Humidity ?
1.51 vpd - 40.54 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
10, 11, 12*, 13*, 14*, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Other Names
Botanical Names
Viguiera parishii

Common Names
Parish Viguiera, Parish's Viguiera

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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