Singlehead Goldenbush - Ericameria suffruticosa
MNPS Threat Rank
Stems erect to ascending, 5–25 cm; twigs glandular, brittle. Leaves oblanceolate to oblong, mostly with wavy margins, 1–3 cm long, stipitate-glandular. Inflorescence of solitary heads on branch tips. Involucres obconic, 8–14 mm high; phyllaries subequal, narrowly oblanceolate, green or whitish with green tips. Rays 0 to 8, 7–10 mm long. Disk flowers 15 to 40; corolla 8–11 mm long. Achenes ellipsoid, 5–8 mm long, pubescent (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus bifarius
, Bombus centralis
, Bombus huntii
, and Bombus melanopygus
(Williams et al. 2014).