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Nestotus stenophyllus
narrowleaf goldenweed

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in central Washington; Washington to California, east to Idaho and Nevada.

Habitat: Dry, rocky soil, often with sagebrush.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Densely tufted, taprooted sub-shrub, 3-10 cm. tall.


Leaves linear, erect, entire, rigid, 0.5-2 cm. long and up to 2 mm. wide, rough-glandular, mostly crowded at the base of the several stems, forming a loose mat.


Heads solitary on the numerous, nearly naked stems; involucre 5-9 mm. high, the bracts sub-equal, pointed, glandular, somewhat chaffy; rays 8-12, 7-11 mm. long, yellow; disk flowers several, yellow; pappus of whitish, distinctly unequal, capillary bristles.


Achenes elongate

Accepted Name:
Nestotus stenophyllus (A. Gray) R.P. Roberts, Urbatsch & Neubig
Publication: Sida. 21: 1652. 2005.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Haplopappus stenophyllus A. Gray [HC]
Stenotus stenophyllus (A. Gray) Greene
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Nestotus stenophyllus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Nestotus stenophyllus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Nestotus stenophyllus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Nestotus stenophyllus photos.

USDA Plants: Nestotus stenophyllus information.

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