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Heliomeris multiflora (Showy goldeneye)
Anderson, Wynn

Heliomeris multiflora

Heliomeris multiflora Nutt.

Showy Goldeneye

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: HEMU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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.

This large, worldwide family includes 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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

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


USA: 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 Insects

Special 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 Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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