The rockyscree false goldenaster (Heterotheca fulcrata) belongs to Asteraceae (the Aster family). It is a perennial herb that is native to the western United States; from Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas north to Wyoming and Idaho, and northern Mexico. This herb grows in woodland clearings, hillsides, meadows, and can reach 25-60 cm in height. The leaves are lanceolate, alternate, up to 5cm long, with the long, quite well-separated hairs along the leaf edges. The relatively large leaves grow right beneath the flower-head, projecting out beyond the petals. The bright yellow flower-heads bloom from June to October. The ray florets usually number between 11-21, disc florets between 26-66. The phyllaries are also hairy, and lanceolate in shape, and occur in 4 or 5 rows.