Gray Golden-aster (Heterotheca canescens)

Description:  Heterotheca canescens, also known as hoary goldenaster, is a North American species of flowering plant in the aster family. It has been found in northern Mexico and in the Great Plains of the central United States.

Family:  Asteraceae

Synonym(s):  Chrysopsis berlandieri, Chrysopsis canescens, Chrysopsis villosa var. canescens, Hoary False Goldenaster

USDA Symbol:  HECA8

Duration:  Annual

Habit: Herb

Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow, Pink

Bloom Time: Jul, Aug, Sep

Water Use:  Low

Light Requirements:  Sun

Soil Moisture:  Dry

Bloom Notes:  Use as a low growing plant for a border, in a potted arrangement, in a short meadow or in a mass as a groundcover. The low mat of silvery foliage contrasts nicely both in color and in texture with other plants. Cut back plants in winter to basal rosettes. Good nectar source for small butterflies.

ATTRIBUTION:  All of the Texas Wildflower images in this post are copyrighted and are the exclusive property of Terry B. Kahler. Reproduction without explicit written consent is prohibited. Some of the information contained in this section was taken from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website and is being used under their terms of use. Redistribution from this site is prohibited. Additional information contained in this section was taken from the USDA website including the USDA code.

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Missing Images:  Plant, Leaf, Fruit-Seed

Data Completeness:  Complete

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