Asteraceae
Heterotheca villosa

Hairy Goldaster

Spreading to erect. Stems sparsely covered in bristly hairs. Leaves oblong, basal, alternate on stem, generally widest at tip end, rough with glands on upper side, flat-edged, not wavy. Flower heads 1 to many per stem, 7–30 yellow ray flowers 1/2 in. long, many disk flowers. Grows in dry, gravelly or sandy soils, crevices or lava flows, at low to high elevations. Variable plant with many local forms. Most common var. villosa is without glands except on inflorescence foliage.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer-Autumn
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--30
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Wallowas, East Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes