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California goldfields (Lasthenia californica ssp. californica)

California goldfields (Lasthenia californica ssp. californica) is a common member of the sunflower family which often blooms in vast masses of color, giving rise to the common name. Other names for this California-native annual herb include valley goldfields and common goldfields.

California goldfields (Lasthenia californica ssp. californica).  Traverse Creek Botanical Special Interest Area, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada, El Dorado County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=PLA0478
Masses of California goldfields (Lasthenia californica ssp. californica) amidst serpentine outcrops. Traverse Creek Botanical Special Interest Area, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada, El Dorado County, California, USA.
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California goldfields (Lasthenia californica ssp. californica).  Traverse Creek Botanical Special Interest Area, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada, El Dorado County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=PLA0479
California goldfields (Lasthenia californica ssp. californica), detailed close-up of a wildflower in bloom. Traverse Creek Botanical Special Interest Area, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada, El Dorado County, California, USA.
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California goldfields (Lasthenia californica ssp. californica).  Traverse Creek Botanical Special Interest Area, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada, El Dorado County, California, USA. Stock Photo ID=PLA0480
California goldfields (Lasthenia californica ssp. californica), documentary view of a single specimen. Traverse Creek Botanical Special Interest Area, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada, El Dorado County, California, USA.
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Next Plant: Common woolly sunflower (Eriophyllum lanatum var. integrifolium)



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