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Lasthenia maritima
maritime goldfields, seaside goldfields

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest along the coast in Washington; southern British Columbia to California.

Habitat: Coastal islands, headlands, and seabird nesting sites.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Review Group 1 in Washington (WANHP)


Low, slender annual.


Leaves opposite, sessile, narrowly oblong, entire or with slender pinnate lobes.


Heads radiate, the rays yellow, short, pistillate and fertile; involucre of a few separate, equal, herbaceous bracts; disk flowers yellow, perfect and fertile; pappus of 3-7 awns and as many alternating, divided scales; receptacle naked.



Accepted Name:
Lasthenia maritima (A. Gray) M.C. Vasey
Publication: MadroƱo. 32: 139. 1985.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Baeria maritima (A. Gray) A. Gray
Baeria minor (DC.) Ferris ssp. maritima (A. Gray) Ferris
Lasthenia minor (DC.) Ornduff var. maritima (A. Gray) Cronquist [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lasthenia maritima in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Lasthenia maritima checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lasthenia maritima atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lasthenia maritima photos.

USDA Plants: Lasthenia maritima information.

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