Heterotheca stenophylla (Gray) Shinners

Common names: stiffleaf false goldenaster, narrow-leaf goldenaster

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Leaves are alternate, bristly-pubescent and linear.

Here you can see heads in three stages. The one in the middle is really only the receptacle after the achenes have dispersed.


head from underneath, showing the involucral bracts (which are called phyllaries in Asteraceae)