Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)

Heterotheca monarchensis.
You can probably tell from this photo that the genus Heterotheca is in the sunflower family. Photo by Dana York.

Heterotheca monarchensis range map.
Heterotheca monarchensis range map.

Heterotheca monarchensis, Sequoia false goldenaster

Threats

  • NatureServe has not assessed threats yet.

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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Heterotheca  monarchensis.

Heterotheca monarchensis. Photo by Dana York.

Heterotheca  monarchensis

Heterotheca monarchensis. Photo by Dana York.

Heterotheca monarchensis habitat.
Described in the scientific literature in 1996, Monarch goldenaster can only be found in a small region of the rugged southern Sierra Nevada. Photo by Dana York.

Heterotheca  monarchensis with pinon pine and yucca.

Pinon and yucca are among its companion plants. Photo by Dana York.

Heterotheca  monarchensis habitat.

This rare goldenaster species is restricted to limestone substrates. Photo by Dana York.