Narrowleaf goldenweed atop the Horse Heaven Hills, west of Richland, WA...........April 19, 1998.
Note: These attractive shrublet wildflowers were originally grouped in with the genus Haplopappus.
Cushion Goldenweed, Stemless Goldenweed, Stemless Mock Goldenweed: Stenotus acaulis (Synonyms: Haplopappus acaulis, Haplopappus acaulis ssp. typicus, Haplopappus acaulis var. glabratus, Stenotus acaulis var. acaulis, Stenotus acaulis var. glabratus) - Leaves rough with fine hairs, oblanceolate or spatulate with acute tips, measuring 1.5-4 cm long. Leaves 3-nerved. Flowes with about 10 yellowish rays.
Woolly Goldenweed, Woolly Stenotus: Stenotus languinosus var. languinosus (Synonyms: Haplopappus lanuginosus, Haplopappus lanuginosus ssp. andersonii, Haplopappus lanuginosus ssp. typicus, Haplopappus lanuginosus var. andersonii, Stenotus andersonii, Stenotus lanuginosus var. andersonii, Stenotus lanuginosus var. lanuginosus) - Herbage of leaves and stems grayish. Flower stems from 6-20 cm high. Leaves are soft, narrowly oblanceolate and 4-8 cm long. The flower heads have 7-20 rays.
Narrowleaf Goldenweed, Narrowleaf Mock Goldenweed: Stenotus stenophyllus (Synonyms: Haplopappus stenophyllus, Stenotus stenophyllus) - Mat forming subshrubs to 10 cm tall. Leaves rigid, green, linear, and to a length of 2 cm. The yellow flower heads are clustered at the ends ot the twigs. 8-12 rays are usually present per head. Although it is a small mat-forming shrub, it could be confused as an herbaceous perennial.