Taxon  Report   3950    
Goodmania luteola  (Parry) Reveal & Ertter
Golden goodmania,  Yellow spinecape
Goodmania luteola
© 2007 Steve Matson
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Goodmania luteola
© 2014 Keir Morse
Goodmania luteola
© 2014 Keir Morse
Goodmania luteola, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Nevada.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Goodmania luteola
© 2007 Steve Matson
Genus: Goodmania
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Valley Grassland, Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, playas

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Oxytheca luteola
More information about  Goodmania luteola
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 23, 2019).