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Enceliopsis nudicaulis (Nakedstem sunray)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Enceliopsis nudicaulis

Enceliopsis nudicaulis (A. Gray) A. Nelson

Nakedstem Sunray, Sunray

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

1 or several leafless stalks, each topped with a broad yellow flower head, growing from a basal cluster of gray-green leaves.

Its beauty--golden flower heads held high above a tuft of gray foliage--makes Sunray a worthwhile ornamental in dry regions.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , NV , UT
Native Distribution: Central Idaho south to Nevada, Utah, northern Arizona, and southeastern California.
Native Habitat: Among desert brush.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Enceliopsis nudicaulis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Enceliopsis nudicaulis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Enceliopsis nudicaulis


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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