[Goldenweeds: The Genus Ericameria in Mount Adams Country]

Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod

Ericameria bloomeri

Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei

Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei) - Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei)

A bumblebee visiting rabbitbrush goldenweed as seen along Road #82 between Roads #190 and #200 at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams........August 25, 2005.

Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei) - Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei)

Rabbitbrush goldenweed blooming along the climbers trail at the head of Hellroaring Canyon, Mt. Adams, Yakama Nation lands.........September 17, 2017.

Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei)

The photo above shows several branches of rabbitbrush goldenweed. This attractive shrub was photographed at about 6700' on the Ridge of Wonders on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams..........August 12, 2006.

Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei) - Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei)

The photo at left shows the upper stem, leaves and flower heads of rabbitbrsh goldenweed. Photographed on the south-facing slopes of the Ridge of Wonders immediately west of Little Mt. Adams........September 8, 2001. The photo at right shows rabbitbrush goldenweed as seen in bloom along the South Climb Trail #183 about one-half mile above the Cold Springs trailhead, Mount Adams Wilderness........August 30, 2018.

Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei)

The photo above shows a close-up of a stem leaf of rabbitbrush goldenweed. It is much longer and narrower than the leaf of E. greenei. The similar E. viscidiflora (green rabbitbrush) has similar to broader leaves that are twisted. Photographed on the south-facing slopes of the Ridge of Wonders immediately west of Little Mt. Adams........September 8, 2001.

Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei)

The photo above shows a relatively large rabbitbrush goldenweed as seen along Road #82 between Roads #190 and #200 at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams..........August 25, 2005. This specimen is well over one meter broad. Many plants of this species on Mt. Adams are only 30-50 cm wide. Rabbitbrush goldenweed would make an attractive plant for the rock garden or dry, open forest in the area around Trout Lake, Glenwood and BZ Corners.

Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei)

The photo above shows a nice-sized, densely-branched clump of rabbitbrush goldenweed as seen as seen at about 6800' on the Ridge of Wonders........August 12, 2006. Sulphur flower (Eriogonum umbellatum var. umbellatum) can be seen peaking out from its left edge.)

Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei) - Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei)

Rabbitbrush goldenweed as seen in open woods along the Willard Springs Trail, Conboy Lake NWR.........August 26, 2018.

Rabbitbrush Goldenweed, Rabbitbrush, Heath Goldenrod: Ericameria bloomeri (Synonyms: Haplopappus bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. angustatus, Haplopappus bloomeri var. bloomeri, Haplopappus bloomeri var. sonnei)

Rabbitbrush goldenweed as seen on rocky, sandy slopes on the Ridge of Wonders on the southeastern slopes of Mount Adams........August 13, 2012.

Paul Slichter