Heliomeris multiflora Nutt.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: HEMU3
Showy Goldeneye is a member of the aster family (family Asteraceae) which includes herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with simple or compound, alternate or opposite leaves. Flowers small, but organized into larger heads resembling a single, radially symmetrical flower cupped by a ring of green bracts. Flower-like heads: tiny, radially symmetrical central flowers form the disk; larger flowers around the edge, the rays, strap-shaped and resembling petals; however, all flowers in one had may be disk flowers or rays.
In this large, worldwide family there are about 920 genera and 19,000 species. Cosmos, Sunflower, Zinnia, Dahlia, and many others are grown as ornamentals; Lettuce, Sunflowers, and Artichokes provide food. Safflower oil is obtained from this family. Ragweed pollen causes hay fever.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , NY , TX , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Idaho and Montana south through much of the west down to San Luis Potosi in Mexico
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Heliomeris multiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Heliomeris multiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Heliomeris multiflora
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff