Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3049

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, endemic, apparently limited to Sandhills of AL-GA-NC-SC

Look for it in sandhills, on sandy roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Pityopsis pinifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pityopsis pinifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Pityopsis pinifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Chrysopsis pinifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-51-005:
Heterotheca pinifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhills Goldenaster, Taylor County Goldenaster, Taylor County Silkgrass


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image of Pityopsis pinifolia, Sandhills Goldenaster, Taylor County Goldenaster, Taylor County Silkgrass

Alan Cressler    alc_6259267266

October    Taylor County    

Fall Line Sandhills Natural Area

The epithet pinifolia means "with leaves like a pine tree", per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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image of Pityopsis pinifolia, Sandhills Goldenaster, Taylor County Goldenaster, Taylor County Silkgrass

Alan Cressler    alc_6259268276

October    Taylor County    GA

Fall Line Sandhills Natural Area

Leaves and stem glabrate, not silky pubescent; leaves 0.8-1.5mm wide, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Pityopsis pinifolia, Sandhills Goldenaster, Taylor County Goldenaster, Taylor County Silkgrass

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pityopsis_pinifolia_4

October        

The numerous narrowly linear leaves distinguish it from our other Pityopsis, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Pityopsis pinifolia, Sandhills Goldenaster, Taylor County Goldenaster, Taylor County Silkgrass

Alan Cressler    alc_4091338925

November    Taylor County    GA

Fall Line Sandhills Natural Area

Rays yellow, 10-20, 1-1.5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.