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Cooper's Goldenbush
Ericameria cooperi

About Cooper's Goldenbush (Ericameria cooperi) Ericameria cooperi (Cooper's goldenbush) is a North American species of shrubs that grows in the desert regions of southern Nevada, southern and eastern California, and Baja California. It is in the goldenbush genus in the (sunflower family). Ericameria cooperi is a shrub. Leaves are long and narrow, sometimes thread-like, without hairs. One plant can produce several flower heads in a flat-topped array, each head containing 6-7 disc florets but no ray florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
2 ft (0.6 m)

Flower Color

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Rocky slopes, valleys

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
23' - 7499'

Annual Precip. ?
3.4" - 34.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.20" - 2.74"

Coldest Month ?
26.4° F - 59.6° F

Hottest Month ?
58.6° F - 87.4° F

Humidity ?
0.92 vpd - 40.33 vpd

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Water Requirement ?
Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Common uses
Bird Gardens

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

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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