|Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis|
They are native to the western United States and northern Mexico. One species, H. obscura, is separated from the others, endemic to a remote area on the border between the Mexican states of Puebla and Oaxaca
These are annual and perennial herbs producing sunflower-like radiate flower heads. They are distinguished from related genera by the achenes, which are glabrous and lack a pappus, and by the involucre, which consists of only 2 series of bracts.
- Heliomeris hispida - rough false goldeneye, hairy goldeneye - Sonora, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Utah
- Heliomeris longifolia - longleaf false goldeneye - Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, Jalisco, San Luis Potosí, Michoacán, Chiapas, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada
- Heliomeris multiflora - showy goldeneye - from San Luis Potosí + southern California to Montana
- Heliomeris obscura - Puebla, Oaxaca
- Heliomeris soliceps - tropical false goldeneye, paria sunflower - Kane County in Utah
- Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
- Nuttall, Thomas. 1848. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 4(1): 19 entirely in English
- Tropicos, Heliomeris Nutt.
- Flora North America, Heliomeris Nutt.
- Yates, W. F., Jr. and C. B. Heiser Jr. 1979. Synopsis of Heliomeris (Compositae). Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 88: 364-372.
- Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
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