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Plant type

Perennial herb

Size

3 - 4 ft Tall

Form

Upright

Growth rate

Moderate

Dormancy

Winter Deciduous

Color

Yellow, Brown

Flowering season

Summer

Hairy False Goldenaster (Heterotheca villosa) is a native perennial herb that grows in northern, southern and central California. It is moderately fast growing and short-lived. It grows in an upright form to a height of 3 feet, with active growth during the spring and summer. Flowers are yellow and striking, and bloom in the mid summer. Leaves are gray-green and deciduous. It tends to grow in crevices, at elevations from 1300-10200 feet.

Sun

Full Sun

Water

Low, Moderate

Ease of care

Moderate

Soil drainage

Fast,Medium,Slow

Soil description

Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils..

Propagation

For propagating by seed: No treatment. (Emery and Frey 1971).

Bees
Caterpillars
Pollinators

Butterflies and moths supported

0 confirmed and 4 likely

Confirmed Likely

Tobacco Budworm Moth

Chloridea virescens

Gabb's Checkerspot

Chlosyne gabbii

Common Eupithacia|Common Pug

Eupithecia miserulata

Snakeweed Borer

Pelochrista ridingsana

Site type

Crevices, open sand and gravel, lava flows

Plant communities

Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Red Fir Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, Valley Grassland, Yellow Pine Forest,