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 Symbol: STAC
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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Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: 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 DirectoryAccording 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Stenotus acaulis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Stenotus acaulis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Stenotus acaulis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2019-12-20
Research By: TWC Staff