Leaves mostly opposite; blades lance-linear to linear, 2-5 mm wide, margins usually strongly revolute, apices acute. 2n = 16, 32 Flowering Jul-Oct. Dry, rocky slopes and valleys, roadsides; 1200-2400 m; Ariz., Calif., Nev., N.Mex., Utah; Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango, Jalisco, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Zacatecas).
FNA 2006, Kearney and Peebles 1969, McDougall 1973
Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Herbaceous perennials, to 100 cm tall, branching, herbage finely puberulent to subglabrate. Leaves: Mostly opposite, stiff hairs on both sides, lance-linear to linear, 2-5 mm wide, acute at the tips, margins entire to serrate, usually strongly revolute, bases cuneate, short petioled. Flowers: Heads radiate, rays yellow, 7-17 mm long, 1-, disk flowers yellow, paleae of the receptacle hairy above, involucres 6-10 mm high, phyllaries linear-lanceolate and strigose, headss borne solitary or in loose panicles, often numerous. Fruits: Achenes 3 mm long. Pappus absent. Ecology: Found on dry, rocky slopes in valleys, and on roadsides from 4,500-9,000 ft (1372-2743 m); flowering July-October. Distribution: Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah; Mexico. Notes: The keys to this variety are the lance-linear to linear leaves, 2-5 mm wide, with the margins usually strongly revolute, and the leaves mostly opposite. Ethnobotany: There is no specific use recorded for this variety, however the seeds of the parent species were used as food, the plant was used for sheep and deer food, and the plant was used against witchcraft. Etymology: Heliomeris is from ancient roots helio- for sun loving and meros- meaning part, while multiflora is ancient word for many-flowered. Synonyms: Gymnolomia nevadensis Editor: LCrumbacher 2011
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