[Goldfields: The Genus Lasthenia West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Slender Goldfields

Lasthenia californica ssp. californica

Synonyms: Baeria chrysostoma, Lasthenia chrysostoma

Slender Goldfields: Lasthenia californica ssp. californica (Synonyms: Baeria chrysostoma, Lasthenia chrysostoma)

A mass of slender goldfields (hence leading to the name of "goldfields") as seen atop Upper Table Rock several miles to the north of Medford, OR...........April 4, 2009.

Slender Goldfields: Lasthenia californica ssp. californica (Synonyms: Baeria chrysostoma, Lasthenia chrysostoma) - Slender Goldfields: Lasthenia californica ssp. californica (Synonyms: Baeria chrysostoma, Lasthenia chrysostoma)

A close-up of the flower of slender goldfields as seen atop Upper Table Rock several miles to the north of Medford, OR...........April 4, 2009.

Slender Goldfields: Lasthenia californica ssp. californica (Synonyms: Baeria chrysostoma, Lasthenia chrysostoma)

Slender goldfields as seen atop Upper Table Rock several miles to the north of Medford, OR...........April 4, 2009, Note the oppositely paired stem leaves and appressed hairs on the stems.

Slender Goldfields: Lasthenia californica ssp. californica (Synonyms: Baeria chrysostoma, Lasthenia chrysostoma) - Slender Goldfields: Lasthenia californica ssp. californica (Synonyms: Baeria chrysostoma, Lasthenia chrysostoma)

A close-up of the flower of slender goldfields as seen atop Upper Table Rock several miles to the north of Medford, OR...........April 28, 2012.

Paul Slichter