noun, plural goldfields.
any of several Californian, composite herbs of the genus Lasthenia, having yellow flowers.

1910–15, Americanism; gold + field + -s3 Unabridged
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small slender woolly annual with very narrow opposite leaves and branches bearing solitary golden-yellow flower heads; southwestern Oregon to Baja California and Arizona; often cultivated 
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Its huge harbor was choked with hundreds of rotting ships that couldn't sail home because their crews had fled to the goldfields.
Alternate host plants, purple-owl's clover and yellow goldfields.
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