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Stenotus acaulis (Stemless mock goldenweed)
Reveal, James L.

Stenotus acaulis

Stenotus acaulis (Nutt.) Nutt.

Stemless Mock Goldenweed, Stemless Goldenweed

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Haplopappus acaulis, Haplopappus acaulis ssp. typicus, Haplopappus acaulis var. glabratus, Stenotus acaulis var. acaulis, Stenotus acaulis var. glabratus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Numerous nearly leafless stalks, each topped with 1 yellow flower head, growing from dark green, erect, stiff leaves in dense tufts or mats.

The very similar Thrift Goldenweed (S. armerioides), found from Montana south to Arizona and New Mexico, and east to Nebraska, can be distinguished by the round tips on its bracts.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Southeastern Oregon south along eastern slopes of Sierra Nevada, east to central Idaho and Colorado, and northeast to southwestern Montana and central Canada.
Native Habitat: Dry open places from foothills to fairly high elevations.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-12-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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