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 5 to 10 inches tall, reddish, woolly stems.
Leaves: Narrow lance-shaped leaves about 1 to 2 inches long, somewhat folded, hairy.
Inflorescence: Composite flower head 1-1/4 inches across, with 10 to 23 ray florets (petals) and many yellow to orange disk florets in the center.
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, oblong to lance-shaped hairy leaves 1 inch or more long, grayish-green appearance.
Inflorescence: Composite flower head 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches across, with 10 to 20 ray florets (petals) and many yellow to orange disk florets in the center. Highly variable species.
Colorado Status
Native

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