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Stemless Mock Goldenweed
Stenotus acaulis
About Stemless Mock Goldenweed (Stenotus acaulis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Stenotus acaulis is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name stemless mock goldenweed. It is native to the western United States, where it grows in rocky soils in sagebrush plateau and mountain habitats. It is a perennial herb usually forming a compact tuft or mat of hairless to hairy and sometimes glandular herbage. The linear to widely lance-shaped leaves are up to 8 or 10 centimeters long with rigid, hair-lined edges. The inflorescence is a solitary flower head or small cluster of a few heads. The flower head contains yellow disc florets and several yellow ray florets each about a centimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

3.6 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Disturbed places

Annual Precipitation: 5.8" - 109.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.53" - 3.97", Coldest Month: 22.0" - 46.5", Hottest Month: 41.3" - 76.2", Humidity: 0.96" - 29.37", Elevation: 2713" - 11868"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Stemless Goldenweed

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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