Latin Name : Heterotheca canescens
(synonym: Heterotheca stenophylla)
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Wildlife – poor
Livestock – to poor
Also known as, "Hairy gold aster", "Narrowleaf gold aster" and "Hoary false goldenaster". Not a true aster, true asters never have yellow flowers. Growth 6 – 16 inches, hair on the leaves give this plant a grayish- green cast. Flowers July–September. Found in open, sandy or gravelly upland sites and areas with rocky outcrops. Unpalatable to livestock. This plant has become a "weedy" problem on many acres of rangeland in the Texas Panhandle. The Cheyenne boiled the tops and stems, then used the extract as a sedative to aid sleep.