is a species of flowering shrub in the daisy family
known by the common name whitestem goldenbush
. This plant is native to the western United States from California
, where it grows in clumpy thickets on rocky slopes. This is a small shrub
reaching a maximum height of 40 centimeters. It has many erect branches covered in a foliage of oval-shaped leaves coated in dense white woolly fibers and tiny stalked resin glands. Atop each short branch is an inflorescence
of many flower heads
, each packed with disc florets that bloom in golden yellow and wilt to a rusty orange.