E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Euthamia graminifolia (L.) Nutt.
fragrant goldenrod (flat-top goldentop)
Asteraceae (Aster family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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Perennial herb from a creeping rhizome; stems erect, branched in the inflorescence, essentially glabrous, 0.3-1.0 m tall.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves alternate, numerous, unstalked, lance-linear, 7-11 times as long as wide, up to 13 cm long and 12 mm wide, 3- to 5-nerved, glabrous or hairy, never glaucous; lower stem leaves soon deciduous.
Heads with ray and disk flowers in a compact, flat-topped inflorescence; involucres 3-5 mm tall; involucral bracts obtuse to abruptly sharp-pointed, yellow and often green-tipped; ray flowers yellow; disk flowers yellow.
Achenes angled or more or less cylindric, several-nerved, hairy; pappus of white, hairlike bristles.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic river banks and lake shores in the steppe and montane zones; infrequent in S BC; E to NF and S to VA and NM.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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