LASTHENIA glabrata (Goldfields)

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Lasthenia Glabrata commonly known as ‘Goldfields’. North American species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names yellow ray goldfields and yellow-rayed lasthenia. It is endemic to California, where it is a resident of vernal pools. The seed can be parched and eaten dry or made...
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Lasthenia Glabrata commonly known as ‘Goldfields’. North American species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names yellow ray goldfields and yellow-rayed lasthenia. It is endemic to California, where it is a resident of vernal pools. The seed can be parched and eaten dry or made into a powder and eaten dry or cooked like a porridge. Requires a moderately good garden soil and a warm sheltered position. It usually blooms during March, April, May to June.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
1OZ 93,750 1,500
1/4LB 375,000 6,000
1/2LB 750,000 12,000
1LB 1,500,000 24,000
5LB 7,500,000 120,000

Scientific Name: Lasthenia Glabrata

Common Name: Goldfields

Plant Type: Annual

Habitats: Heavy Soils, Vernal Pools, Low Alkaline Field.

Family: Asteraceae

Native Range: Native and limited to California

Height: 6-12"

Spread: 7-12 "

Zone: 6-10

Exposure: Needs full Sun

Blooming Season: Late spring, Early Summer

Attracts: Butterflies  

Flower Color: Yellow

Water Requirement: Low

Soil Type: Well-drained soil, can grow in nutritionally poor soil

Soil pH: 6.0 to 8.0

Uses: The seeds can be parched and eaten dry or made into powder

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