hairy golden aster (Heterotheca villosa)

many small yellow ray flowers with yellow centers and small green leaves

hairy golden aster


Common name: hairy golden aster
Botanical name: Heterotheca villosa

Light: full sun
Height: 6 – 12 inches
Water: xeric
Soil type: well-drained sandy or disturbed soils

Perennial wildflower with a profusion of 1″ yellow ray flowers in midsummer; taproot makes transplanting difficult; deadhead for longer bloom time; great for rocky hillsides


  • fluffy seedheads of hairy golden aster
    in seed