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.
|July – September
|Dark green with white coloured hairs.
|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.
|Golden-Aster was sometimes used medicinally to treat toothaches and as an insect repellent.
|Like other flowering herbaceous plants, Golden-Aster is valuable to pollinators such as bees. It is also grazed by larger herbivores.
|Golden-Aster excels in rocky, medium-dry environments and can be used effectively in dryland landscaping.
|The latin name villosa means ‘soft-haired’, which refers to the hairiness of Golden-Aster.
|Golden-Aster can be propagated by seed fairly easily.