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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Heliomeris multiflora var. multiflora Nutt.
Showy false goldeneye, Showy goldeneye
Synonyms: Viguiera multiflora
USDA Symbol: HEMUM
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The perennial showy false goldeneye is sometimes woody at the crown, with several slender, 1-2 ft. stems bearing narrow leaves and yellow, sunflower-like flowers.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
AZ , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , NY , TX , UT , WY Native Distribution:
S.w. MT to NM, w. to e. CA Native Habitat:
Dry slopes, plains & mt. clearings USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seeds have a prolonged afterripening of 10-12 months. After afterripening requirements are satisfied, germination is moderate at cool temperatures. No treatment necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff