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Heliomeris longifolia

Heliomeris longifolia (B.L. Rob. & Greenm.) Cockerell

Longleaf False Goldeneye, Southern Goldeneye

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: HELO6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate , Opposite
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Pubescence: Strigose
Leaf Margin: Ciliate
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: 715 cm. (Webref 3).
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AZ , NM , NV , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Mexico.
Native Habitat: Desert shrub, pinyon-juniper communities; 6002300 m. (Webref 3).

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-09-17
Research By: WMWW

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