Heterotheca villosa var. villosa
Heterotheca villosa (Pursh) Shinners var. villosa
Golden-aster, Hairy False Goldenaster
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Chrysopsis mollis, Chrysopsis villosa
USDA Symbol: HEVIV
Golden-aster stems often sprawl on the ground, forming clumps 6-20 in. tall depending on moisture. The narrow, gray-green leaves of this perennial are covered with short hairs. Numerous, many-petaled, yellow, aster-like flowers occur atop the branched stems.
Self-seeds may be invasive.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , OR , SD , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , SK
Native Distribution: B.C. to s.w. IN, s. to CA & TX
Native Habitat: Sandy prairies; brushy sites; open slopes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Self-seeds in cultivation and may be invasive.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Seeds germinate well. Tip cuttings in vermiculite will root in a heated frame.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Germination can be increased to 100% following stratification but germination is quite high without treatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Heterotheca villosa var. villosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Heterotheca villosa var. villosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Heterotheca villosa var. villosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff