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Heterotheca sessiflora ssp. echioides

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Species Name: Heterotheca sessiliflora ssp echioides
Common Name: Bristly Goldenaster

This member of the aster family is good for butterfly gardens. Yellow flowers attract butterflies and other beneficial insects. Grey-green leaves are covered with fine white hairs. Good for informal gardens (can look "weedy").

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Upright, open
Deciduous/Evergreen:
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: Central and southern Sierra Nevada Foothills, Tehachapi, San Joaquin Valley, Central West, South Coast, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Grasslands, oak woodlands below 3300'

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