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Viguiera cordifolia (Heartleaf goldeneye)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Viguiera cordifolia

Viguiera cordifolia A. Gray

Heartleaf Goldeneye

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: vico

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Heartleaf goldeneye is an erect perennial 3-4 feet tall with clusters of flower heads about 1 inch across at the ends of the branching stems. Each head has 10-12 bright yellow ray flowers, and yellow disc flowers. The leaves and stems are covered with coarse hair. Leaves are broadest at the base and sharply pointed (248).


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.
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: Jul , Aug , Sep



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Viguiera cordifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Viguiera cordifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Viguiera cordifolia


Record Modified: 2023-01-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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