Heliomeris hispida

(A. Gray) Cockerell

Torreya 18: 183. 1918.

Common names: Hairy goldeneye
Basionym: Heliomeris multiflora var. hispida A. Gray Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 5(6): 87. 1853
Synonyms: Heliomeris hispida var. ciliata (B. L. Robinson & Greenman) Cockerell Viguiera ciliata Viguiera ciliata var. hispida (A. Gray) S. F. Blake
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 170.

Annuals, 10–90 cm (taprooted). Stems hispid. Leaves mostly alternate; blades lance-linear to linear, 20–100 × 1–3 mm, margins conspicuously ciliate at least 3/4 their lengths, hairs often than 0.5+ mm, faces hispid, abaxial sometimes gland-dotted. Heads (1–)3–15+. Peduncles 0.5–9 cm, lengths 1/10–1/3 leafy portions of stems. Involucres 9–14 mm diam. Paleae ovate to rectangular, 4.5–5.5 mm, prominently cuspidate. Phyllaries 5.5–10 mm. Ray florets 9–15; laminae oval to obovate, 6–13 mm. Disc florets 50+; corollas 2–3 mm. Cypselae black, 1.5–2.5 mm. 2n = 16.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Saline marshes and meadows
Elevation: 1200–2200 m



Calif., N.Mex., Utah, Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora).


Variety ciliata has been separated based on having less dense pubescence; W. F. Yates and C. B. Heiser (1979) felt that this is insufficient for taxonomic recognition, noting that the type collection of H. hispida includes both indument forms. Heliomeris hispida appears to be relatively rare.

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Lower Taxa

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Edward E. Schilling +
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Heliomeris multiflora var. hispida +
Hairy goldeneye +
Calif. +, N.Mex. +, Utah +, Mexico (Chihuahua +  and Sonora). +
1200–2200 m +
Saline marshes and meadows +
Flowering Jul–Oct. +
Heliomeris hispida var. ciliata +, Viguiera ciliata +  and Viguiera ciliata var. hispida +
Heliomeris hispida +
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