Stenotus acaulis

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Stenotus acaulis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Stenotus
Species: S. acaulis
Binomial name
Stenotus acaulis

Stenotus acaulis is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name stemless mock goldenweed.[1]

It is native to the western United States, where it grows in rocky soils in sagebrush plateau and mountain habitats.


Stenotus acaulis is a perennial herb usually forming a compact tuft or mat of hairless to hairy and sometimes glandular herbage. The linear to widely lance-shaped leaves are up to 8 or 10 centimeters long with rigid, hair-lined edges.

The inflorescence is a solitary flower head or small cluster of a few heads. The flower head contains yellow disc florets and several yellow ray florets each about a centimeter long.


  1. ^ "Stenotus acaulis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

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