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Heliomeris multiflora var. multiflora (Showy goldeneye)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Heliomeris multiflora var. multiflora

Heliomeris multiflora Nutt. var. multiflora

Showy Goldeneye, Showy False Goldeneye

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Viguiera multiflora


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The perennial showy false goldeneye is sometimes woody at the crown, with several slender, 1-4 ft. stems bearing narrow leaves and yellow, sunflower-like flowers.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

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


USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.


Description: Propagate by seed.
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

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-28
Research By: TWC Staff

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