Oat Hill Mine Trail

Needle goldfields (Lasthenia gracilis) look a lot like Nodding Harmonia from a distance. (See the previous photo.) If you look closely the Goldfield ray flowers have rather plain oval petals - no lobes. The Goldfield disk flowers and the leaves are quite similar to those of the Nodding Harmonia. Both are in the Aster Family and often form beautiful bright yellow patches in the grasslands.