Ericameria nana

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Ericameria nana
Ericameria nana 4.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Ericameria
Species: E. nana
Binomial name
Ericameria nana
Nutt.
Synonyms[1]
  • Aster resinotus Kuntze
  • Chrysoma nana Greene
  • Chrysothamnus nanus Howel
  • Ericameria cervina (S.Watson) Rydb.
  • Haplopappus cervinus S.Watson
  • Haplopappus nanus (Nutt.) Eaton

Ericameria nana is a North American species of flowering shrub in the daisy family known by the common names dwarf goldenbush and rubberweed.[2] It is native to the western United States from eastern California, southeastern Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, and southwestern Montana.[3][2]

Ericameria nana grows along cliffs and rocky hillsides. This is a small shrub rarely reaching a maximum height of 50 cm (20 inches). It is covered in a foliage of sticky, curved, somewhat fleshy leaves about 1 centimeter (0.4 inches) long. The tips of its erect branches hold dense inflorescences of tiny flower heads with cream white to yellow disc and ray florets.[4]

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