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Viguiera parishii

Viguiera parishii Greene

Parish's Goldeneye, Shrubby Goldeneye, Nevada Goldeneye

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Viguiera deltoidea var. parishii

USDA Symbol: VIPA14

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Shrubby goldeneye is a rounded, multi-branched, perennial sub-shrub to 2 ft. tall. Stems are densely covered with sharp, stiff hairs and tuber-like projections. Solitary or small-clustered flower heads occur on long stems projecting from the branch tips. The yellow, radiate flowers are 2 in. across.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Sep , Oct


Native Distribution: S. CA, s. NV & AZ
Native Habitat: Dry mesas; rocky slopes; to 3500 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Various dry soils.
Conditions Comments: This plant is used for revegetation, bank stabilization, and erosion control.


Description: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes

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


Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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