Taxon  Report   4155    
Heterotheca villosa  (Pursh) Shinners
Hairy false goldenaster,  Hairy goldenaster
Heterotheca villosa
© 2010 Barry Breckling
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Heterotheca villosa
© 1978 Lee Dittmann
Heterotheca villosa
© 2013 John Doyen
Heterotheca villosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

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Heterotheca villosa
© 2005 Robert Sivinski
Genus: Heterotheca
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Sagebrush Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Northern Coastal Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Red Fir Forest, Joshua Tree Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Habitat: canyons

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Heterotheca villosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).