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Singlehead Goldenbush
Ericameria suffruticosa
  
About Singlehead Goldenbush (Ericameria suffruticosa) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Ericameria suffruticosa (common name - Singlehead goldenbush) is a subshrub to shrub in the sunflower family (Asteraceae) found in the western United States (California, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana). "Suffruticosa" means "shrublike". :120Ericameria suffruticosa is a subshrub to shrub 6 to 16 inches (15 to 41 cm) tall. :120 It has sticky, small, gray-green leaves that are wavy at the edges and highly aromatic when crushed. :120 One plant can produce several yellow flower heads with irregular structure, having its few disk flowers pointing in all directions, and 1-6 ray flowers haphazardly placed around the disk. :120 The species grows from 8,000 to 12,000 feet (2,400 to 3,700 m) in elevation on rocky flats, ledges, and exposed ridges in mountain and alpine plant communities. :120Ericameria suffruticosa is a subshrub to shrub 6 to 16 inches (15 to 41 cm) tall. :120 It has sticky, small, gray-green leaves that are wavy at the edges and highly aromatic when crushed. :120 One plant can produce several yellow flower heads with irregular structure, having its few disk flowers pointing in all directions, and 1-6 ray flowers haphazardly placed around the disk. :120 The species grows from 8,000 to 12,000 feet (2,400 to 3,700 m) in elevation on rocky flats, ledges, and exposed ridges in mountain and alpine plant communities. :120
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
0.5 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Digrammia pictipennataDigrammia pictipennata
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Protorthodes curticaProtorthodes curtica
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Aseptis susquesaAseptis susquesa
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Schinia walsinghami Image
Schinia walsinghamiSchinia walsinghami

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 4.9" - 73.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.26" - 3.10", Coldest Month: 18.4" - 58.8", Hottest Month: 38.7" - 87.5", Humidity: 0.96" - 38.31", Elevation: 46" - 13985"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Bighead Goldenbush, Single-head Heath-goldenrod


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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