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Heterotheca sessiliflora var. fastigiata

Heterotheca sessiliflora (Nutt.) Shinners var. fastigiata (Greene) Semple

Sessileflower False Goldenaster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Chrysopsis fastigiata, Chrysopsis villosa var. fastigiata, Heterotheca fastigiata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This taxon appears as Heterotheca sessiliflora ssp. fastigiata var. fastigiata on the USDA PLANTS Database website.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Leaf: Leaf margins undulate. Dense hairs make the leaves appear silvery white.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Peak bloom period is July - October. Rarely blooms in Spring.



Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Heterotheca sessiliflora var. fastigiata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Heterotheca sessiliflora var. fastigiata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Heterotheca sessiliflora var. fastigiata


Record Modified: 2023-07-24
Research By: CBR

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