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Ericameria bloomeri
Bloomer's goldenweed, rabbitbrush goldenweed

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to California, east to Idaho and Nevada.

Habitat: Dry, rocky slopes and open woods, from the foothills to moderate elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies, beetles, wasps


Branching shrub 2-6 dm. tall, with brittle twigs.


Leaves numerous, linear, 2-6 cm. long and 0.5-4 mm. wide, straight or twisted.


Heads clustered at the ends of twigs, the inflorescence elongate; involucre 7-11 mm high, narrow and imbricate; rays 1-5, sometimes wanting, 6-12 mm. long, yellow; disk flowers 4-12, 7-11 mm. long, yellow.


Achenes elongate.

Accepted Name:
Ericameria bloomeri (A. Gray) J.F. Macbr.
Publication: Contr. Gray Herb. 56: 36. 1918.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Haplopappus bloomeri A. Gray [HC]
Haplopappus bloomeri A. Gray var. angustatus A. Gray
Haplopappus bloomeri A. Gray var. bloomeri
Haplopappus bloomeri A. Gray var. sonnei Greene
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Ericameria bloomeri in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Ericameria bloomeri checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Ericameria bloomeri information.

E-Flora BC: Ericameria bloomeri atlas page.

CalPhotos: Ericameria bloomeri photos.

USDA Plants: Ericameria bloomeri information.

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