Common Names: Showy Goldeneye, Showy False Goldeneye
Flowers: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Leaves: simple or compound, alternate or opposite
Fruit: cypsela, aschene
Bushy clumps standing 1 to 4 feet tall. The leaves are broadly to narrowly lance-shaped, slightly toothed, and 1 to 3 inches long. All but the uppermost leaves are opposite on the stem. The flower heads are borne at the ends of the branches. Both the ray flowers and disk flowers are yellow forming heads 1 to 1.5 inches broad.
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, NY, TX, UT, WY
Habitat: Showy Goldeneye (Heliomeris multiflora) is a sub-alpine member of the sunflower family, this bright yellow flower grows in pastures, on roadsides and hillsides across the west and does best at 6,500 to 9,500 feet (is found from 3,000 to 11,800 feet). It inhabits open, dry to moderately moist slopes. It establishes well and is frequently used in stabilization and restoration mixes.