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Common Name: Showy Goldeneye
Heliomeris multiflora is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Western N. America - Idaho to Montana, south to California, Texas and Mexico.
Dry open areas on foothills and mountains, well up towards the timberline[
]. Rocky slopes and valleys, open woods, roadsides at elevations of 1500 - 3200 metres[
Requires a sunny position, succeeding in most soils[
This species is not very hardy in Britain, though it can be grown here as a spring-sown annual[
Heliomeris multiflora most frequently occurs in montane habitats. It produces a branched, woody caudex with adventitious buds, even in the first growing season[
]. No further details are given.
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant then out after the last expected frosts.