Carolinas and Georgia

2096

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Chrysopsis gossypina   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chrysopsis gossypina ssp. gossypina   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-51-007:
Heterotheca gossypina   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Chrysopsis gossypina

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Chrysopsis longii

INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chrysopsis arenicola

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chrysopsis decumbens

INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chrysopsis pilosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolly Goldenaster, Cottonleaf Goldenaster, Gossamer Goldenaster, Cottony Goldenaster


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Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, coastal dunes, Florida scrub, other dry sandy places, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

 

...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Cream/Brown
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Chrysopsis gossypina   FAMILY Asteraceae

Woolly Goldenaster, Cottonleaf Goldenaster, Gossamer Goldenaster, Cottony Goldenaster