Calflora
Taxon  Report   8941    
Heterotheca shevockii  (Semple) Semple
Shevock's golden aster
Heterotheca shevockii
© 2017 Chris Winchell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Heterotheca shevockii
© 2017 Chris Winchell
Heterotheca shevockii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Heterotheca shevockii
© 2017 Chris Winchell
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Heterotheca
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Heterotheca villosa var. shevockii
More information about  Heterotheca shevockii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (HESH4)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Heterotheca:  from the Greek heteros, "different," and theke, "ovary," from the unlike achenes [small, dry, one-seeded fruit that does not open to release the seed] of the ray and disk florets (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

shevockii:  after James R. Shevock (1950- ), a California botanist currently working for the National Park Service. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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