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Ericameria resinosa
Columbia goldenweed, Columbian heath goldenweed

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to Oregon, east to Idaho.

Habitat: Basalt cliffs and rock crevices in the plains and foothills, extending up to 6000 feet on the east slope of the Cascades.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Much-branched shrub 2-6 dm. tall, the twigs brittle and resinous.


Leaves glabrous, linear, resinous, 0.5-3 cm. long and 0.5-2 mm. wide.


Heads solitary or in small, tight clusters at the ends of the branches; involucre narrow, 5-8 mm. high, its bracts strongly imbricate, usually chartaceous throughout, often reflexed; flowers white to pale yellow; ray flowers 3-7, 3-6 mm. long; disk flowers about 13, 5-7.5 mm. long, the lobes 1-2 mm. long.


Achenes elongate.

Accepted Name:
Ericameria resinosa Nutt.
Publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 319. 1840.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Haplopappus resinosus (Nutt.) A. Gray [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Ericameria resinosa in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Ericameria resinosa checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Ericameria resinosa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Ericameria resinosa photos.

USDA Plants: Ericameria resinosa information.

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