Heterotheca species

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Scientific Name Heterotheca pumila USDA PLANTS Symbol
HEPU14
Common Name Alpine Goldenaster, False Goldenaster, Dwarf Golden Aster ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
502974
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine; tundra, avalanche slopes, talus.
Plant: Short, bushy perennial 3 to 14 inches tall, many reddish, woolly stems.
Leaves: Narrow oblanceolate leaves about 1 to 2-1/4 inches long, somewhat folded, hairy.
Inflorescence: Single or up to 9 flower heads in corymbs, each head 1-1/4 inches across, with 10 to 23 rays and many yellow to orange disk florets in the center.
References: Descr. adapted from "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Heterotheca villosa USDA PLANTS Symbol
HEVI4
Common Name Hairy False Goldenaster ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
37689
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane; dry, open areas, disturbed areas, trailsides.
Plant: Perennial 6 to 16 inches tall, multiple woolly stems arising from base.
Leaves: Wavy, oblanceolate to oblong hairy leaves 3/8 to 1-1/2 inches long, grayish-green appearance.
Inflorescence: Single or up to 16 flower heads in corymbs each 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches across, with 10 to 20 rays and 20 to 50 yellow to orange disk florets in the center.
Note: Highly variable species in stem length, leaf hairiness, etc.
References: Descr. adapted from "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
Colorado Status
Native

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