Taxon  Report   3087    
Ericameria ophitidis  (J. T. Howell) G. L. Nesom
Serpentine goldenbush,  Serpentine macronema
Ericameria ophitidis
© 2005 Dean Wm. Taylor
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ericameria ophitidis
© 2017 Belinda Lo
Ericameria ophitidis
© 2005 Dean Wm. Taylor
Ericameria ophitidis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Haplopappus ophitidis
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Ericameria ophitidis
© Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Genus: Ericameria
Communities: Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 5.5; (strict endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Haplopappus bloomeri var. ophitidis
CNPS + PLANTS: Haplopappus ophitidis
More information about  Ericameria ophitidis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).