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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Heterotheca villosa (Pursh) Shinners
Hairy false goldenaster, Hairy golden-aster
USDA Symbol: hevi4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A round plant with erect or spreading leafy stems, with yellow flower heads in branched clusters. Stem covered with rough, grayish hairs.
This species and its close relatives, distinguished by their hairiness, are so common in the West that they are difficult to overlook. They are everywhere in dry places, often in very showy displays.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Subshrub Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AZ , CA , CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WI , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
From Canada to southern California; east to Texas, Nebraska, and Wisconsin; south into Mexico. Native Habitat:
Open plains, rocky slopes, cliffs, from low elevations into coniferous forests. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Sandy
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
American Native Nursery
- Quakertown, PA
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff