• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Seed Study - Heterotheca villosa

Heterotheca villosa (Chrysopsis villosa) - Hairy False Goldenaster

Heterotheca villosa (Chrysopsis villosa) - Hairy False Goldenaster

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Species: Heterotheca villosa (Chrysopsis villosa)
Common name: hairy false goldenaster

Seedling Identification: Small rounded cotyledons and spatulate leaves that are dull green and have very long coarse hair.

 

Heterotheca villosa – hairy false golden aster
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: 516
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: n.m.
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: 1764
Percent seed: n.m.
Percent live: n.m.
Collection dates: August 31
Collection effort: 4.4 grams in 6 person hours
Collection notes: Easy to collect and abundant. Cleaning notes: Bulk measurement seed was off the stalks but had lots of bracts in it.

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.