|Scientific Name||Heterotheca pumila||USDA PLANTS Symbol||HEPU14|
|Common Name||Alpine Goldenaster, False Goldenaster, Dwarf Golden Aster||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||502974|
Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine (10000 to 13000 ft.); rocky, clay or shale soils, granitic outcrops, roadsides, along trails.
Plant: Short, bushy perennial 3 to 14 inches tall, many reddish-brown, woolly stems.
Leaves: Narrow oblanceolate leaves about 1 to 2-1/4 inches long, somewhat folded, hairy.
Inflorescence: Single or up to 9 flower heads in corymbs, each head 1-1/4 inches across, with 10 to 23 rays and many (24 to 60) yellow to orange disk florets in the center; phyllaries below slightly reddish purple and moderately hairy and/or glandular.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Flora of North America.
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