Ericameria brachylepis

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Ericameria brachylepis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Ericameria
Species: E. brachylepis
Binomial name
Ericameria brachylepis
(A.Gray) H.M.Hall
  • Aster brachylepis (A.Gray) Kuntze
  • Bigelowia brachylepis A.Gray
  • Chrysoma brachylepis (A.Gray) Greene
  • Haplopappus brachylepis (A.Gray) H.M.Hall 1919 not Phil. 1895
  • Haplopappus propinquus (A.Gray) S.F.Blake

Ericameria brachylepis is a North American species of flowering shrub in the daisy family known by the common names chaparral goldenbush and boundary goldenbush.[2]

It is native to Arizona, southern California and northern Baja California where it is a member of the chaparral plant community.[2][3]


Ericameria brachylepis is a bushy shrub growing 100-200 cm (40-80 inches) high with branches covered in thready leaves up to 2.5 centimeters (1.0 inch) long.[4]

The inflorescence is a cluster of flower heads, each head lined with phyllaries and resin glands. The flower head contains several yellow disc florets and no ray florets. The fruit is a small achene topped with a white pappus.[4]


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