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False Goldenaster
Heterotheca sessiliflora
  
About False Goldenaster (Heterotheca sessiliflora) 8 Nurseries Carry This Plant Heterotheca sessiliflora is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family known by the common name False Goldenaster. It is native to California and Baja California, where it grows primarily along the coast, in the foothills and mountains, in many types of habitat. This is a perennial herb which is quite variable in appearance. There are four recognized subspecies which vary in morphology and geographic range. Depending on subspecies and location, it may be a small clumping or mat-forming plant or grow tall stems to heights exceeding a meter. It may appear as an annual or perennial herb. It is coated in small bristles or long woolly hairs and it is hairy, particularly around the flower cluster. The flower head contains long yellowish disc florets and the edge is fringed with yellow ray florets. Its most outstanding feature is nearly year-round flowering.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Annual herb

Size
Size
2 - 4 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium

Soil Description
Soil Description
Usually found in sand but tolerates garden soil

Common uses
Common uses
Groundcovers, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dunes and grassy places, canyons, foothills and mountain slopes primarily in the Coast Ranges

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.4" - 69.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 2.69", Coldest Month: 23.0" - 59.4", Hottest Month: 43.0" - 88.2", Humidity: 0.02" - 39.27", Elevation: 0" - 12461"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Sessileflower False Goldenaster


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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