|Scientific Name||Heliomeris multiflora var. multiflora (Viguiera multiflora var. multiflora)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||HEMUM|
|Common Name||Showy Goldeneye||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||528364|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (5000 to 11000 ft); moister areas in meadows, on hillsides and roadsides, and riparian areas.
Plant: Erect, often bushy perennial 8 to 48 inches tall; highly branched with slender, wiry, tough stems.
Leaves: Lanceolate to ovate blades; lower stem leaves opposite, upper may be alternate; 1-1/4 to 3-1/8 inches long and 3/16 to 3/4-inch wide; covered with short, stiff, appressed hairs; margins may be slightly toothed.
Inflorescence: Composite flower head 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches across, with 5 to 14 rays and 50+ yellow to orange disk florets in the center; phyllaries underneath narrowly lanceolate and covered with woolly hair.
Bloom Period: May to September.
Reference: "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Scheier, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Wildflowers of New Mexico and SEINet.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County