Heliomeris

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False goldeneyes
Heliomeris multiflora var nevadensis 2.jpg
Heliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis
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Heliomeris

Nutt. 1848
Synonyms[1]
  • Viguiera sect. Heliomeris (Nutt.) S.F.Blake

Heliomeris is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family[2][3] known generally as false goldeneyes.[4]

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[5]

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.[4]

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