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Eastwood's Goldenbush Back to Plant Page
Ericameria fasciculata

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About Eastwood's Goldenbush (Ericameria fasciculata) Ericameria fasciculata is a rare species of flowering shrub in the daisy family known by the common name Eastwood's goldenbush. It is endemic to northern California, where it is known from fewer than twenty locations. Many sources described it as found only in Monterey County, but the Calflora database maintained by the University of California reports additional collections from nearby Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties. These collections are, however, from inhabited regions and might represent either introductions or cultivated specimens. Ericameria fasciculata grows on sandy soils in chaparral, woodland, and scrub habitat, and sometimes appears in disturbed habitat along roadsides. This is a dense, bushy shrub approaching 50 cm (20 inches) in maximum height, its many glandular branches lined with needlelike leaves 1 to 2 centimeters (0. 4-0. 8 inches) long. The inflorescence consists of one or more small, cylindrical flower heads lined with yellowish phyllaries. Each head contains many yellow disc florets and sometimes one or two ray florets as well. The fruit is an achene a few millimeters long topped with a brown or white pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
1.6 ft (0.49 m)

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
7' - 1720'

Annual Precip. ?
11.8" - 58.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.19" - 0.49"

Coldest Month ?
45.9° F - 49.7° F

Hottest Month ?
59.2° F - 73.1° F

Humidity ?
0.65 vpd - 18.57 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never 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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