I concentrated on a few fall bloomers in the Aster family that have yellow flowers and I bet you thought of other species that should have been included. It will be one huge Autumnal Asteraceae Festival!
I have a tinge of guilt leaving out plants like the Baccharis species I mentioned, but I will give them a celebration later this fall…at least Baccharis sarothroides (desert broom), right?
I believe that the genus name Aldama honors Juan Aldama who fought in the Mexican War of Independence and is a national hero. I learned that many towns and places are named in his honor, so maybe the plant name is in his honor or a place named in his honor. Either way, that’s pretty cool.
The photos are mine of Aldama cordifolia, the former Viguiera cordifolia, but still heartleaf goldeneye.