Asteraceae
Euthamia occidentalis

Western Goldenrod

Erect with single or few stems branched near top. Leaves alternate, narrow and grass-like, largest at midstem, sessile. Leaf edges are dotted with resin, making them feel rough. Flower heads in large clusters of panicles, at top of ascending branches, deep yellow, slightly sticky with resin. Each flower head is about 1/4 in. across, with 15–25 ray flowers. Grows in ditches, damp meadows, along streams, below 7500 ft.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 3--6 feet
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: West Gorge, East Gorge, Columbia Basin, Steens
  • Native: Yes