Asteraceae
Crocidium multicaule

Gold Stars

Tuft. One to few very delicate unbranched stems. Leaves alternate, linear to oval, slightly fleshy, entire or sparsely toothed. Small tuft of hair in leaf axils. Flower head single on long stem, with usually 8 ray flowers 1/4–1/2 in. long, many disk flowers. Grows in sandy soils, open grasslands, at low and mid elevations. Often seen in dense populations covering large areas in early spring. Crocidium is Greek for "tufts," referring to the hair in the leaf axils.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 2--8 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Shrub-Steppe, Coastal
  • Found In: Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes