Golden-Aster

Golden-Aster is a 10-50 cm tall perennial with several hairy branched stems, each producing a yellow flower head. It grows in open sagebrush grasslands and dry forests, as well as can be found along roadsides.

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Description
Latin Name Heterotheca villosa
Type Herb
Description Golden-Aster is a 10-50 cm tall perennial with several hairy branched stems, each producing a yellow flower head. It grows in open sagebrush grasslands and dry forests, as well as can be found along roadsides.
Height and Spread 10 – 50 cm tall. 10 – 25 cm spread.
Bloom Colour Yellow
Bloom Months July – September
Foliage Colour Dark green with white coloured hairs.
Seed Months After flowers from August – September.
Light and Water Generally grows in open well lit areas. Often found in dry areas such as sagebrush grasslands and ponderosa pine dominated forests.
Ethnobotany Information Golden-Aster was sometimes used medicinally to treat toothaches and as an insect repellent.
Wildlife Uses Like other flowering herbaceous plants, Golden-Aster is valuable to pollinators such as bees. It is also grazed by larger herbivores.
Garden Uses Golden-Aster excels in rocky, medium-dry environments and can be used effectively in dryland landscaping.
Facts The latin name villosa means ‘soft-haired’, which refers to the hairiness of Golden-Aster.
Propagation Techniques Golden-Aster can be propagated by seed fairly easily.