telegraph weed

Heterotheca grandiflora

Weed Characteristics

Other Names: telegraphplant, telegraph plant, false goldenaster, telegraphweed

Leaf Type: Broadleaf

Flowers: Yellow, daisy-like

Leaves: Pale green

Life Cycle: Annual or short-lived perennial

Plants have an erect habit and narrow profile, growing up to six feet tall. Prefers dry, open areas such as roadsides. Leaves are pale green, ovate and hairy with wavy, toothed margins. Clusters of bright yellow daisy-like flowers are born at the ends of stems. Produces two types of seeds. Seeds from each flower's central disc have feathery pappus that carry them on the wind. Other seeds drop near the parent plant. Western US native.

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