[Goldenweeds: The Genus Pyrrocoma East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Narrowhead Goldenweed

Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. cusickii

Synonyms: Haplopappus carthamoides ssp. cusickii, Haplopappus carthamoides var. cusickii

Flower head of Narrowhead Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. cusickii (Synonyms: Haplopappus carthamoides ssp. cusickii, Haplopappus carthamoides var. cusickii)

The photo above shows several clumps of large-flowered goldenweed (var. cusickii) as seen on steep south-facing slopes at the Ray Ridge Viewpoint in the Umatilla National Forest of southeastern Washington.........June 25, 2007. This variety has narrow flower heads as well as narrower bracts.

Narrowhead Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. cusickii (Synonyms: Haplopappus carthamoides ssp. cusickii, Haplopappus carthamoides var. cusickii) - Narrowhead Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. cusickii (Synonyms: Haplopappus carthamoides ssp. cusickii, Haplopappus carthamoides var. cusickii)

Narrowhead goldenweed as seen on sagebrush slopes along Forest Road #1647 at the southeastern edge of Logan Valley, Malheur National Forest.......July 18, 2010.

Narrowhead Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. cusickii (Synonyms: Haplopappus carthamoides ssp. cusickii, Haplopappus carthamoides var. cusickii) - Narrowhead Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. cusickii (Synonyms: Haplopappus carthamoides ssp. cusickii, Haplopappus carthamoides var. cusickii)

Narrowhead goldenweed going to seed (left) along the South Loop Road about one mile downhill from the East Rim Viewpoint, Steens Mountain..........September 20, 2015. The photo at right shows narrowhead goldenweed blooming near East Point at the eastern end of the Mount Pisgah ridgeline, Ochoco National Forest.........July 14, 2017..

Narrowhead Goldenweed: Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. cusickii (Synonyms: Haplopappus carthamoides ssp. cusickii, Haplopappus carthamoides var. cusickii)

Narrowhead goldenweed blooming at Bonny Lakes, Eagle Cap Wilderness.......August 12, 2018.

Paul Slichter