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Habit: Subshrub, shrub, <= 5 m, resinous, generally gland-dotted. Stem: generally ascending to erect, glabrous to woolly; often resin-dotted and resin-coated, stalked-glandular in some. Leaf: alternate, thread-like to elliptic or wedge-shaped, entire. Inflorescence: heads radiate or discoid, 1 or variously clustered; involucre cylindric, obconic, or bell-shaped; phyllaries in 2--7 series, +- lanceolate to ovate, generally resinous, persistent when dry, tips erect to recurved, obtuse to acuminate or tailed, midrib often thickened with a resin gland; +- flat to convex, pitted, epaleate. Ray Flower: 0--30; corolla 2--12 mm, generally yellow (white). Disk Flower: 4--70+; corolla 3--11 mm, generally yellow (white); anther tips narrowly triangular to awl-like; style tips lanceolate to awl-shaped. Fruit: 2--8 mm, cylindric to ellipsoid or +- obconic, generally angled, ribbed; pappus of minutely barbed bristles in 1 series.
Species In Genus: +- 36 species: western North America. Etymology: (Greek: golden shrub) Note: Most species flower summer/fall. Some hybridization among species.
eFlora Treatment Author: Lowell E. Urbatsch
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to EricameriaPrevious taxon: Enceliopsis nudicaulis
Next taxon: Ericameria albida
Citation for this treatment: Lowell E. Urbatsch 2016. Ericameria, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=428, accessed on May 01, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 01, 2016.