Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
The genus Pityopsis has been split from Chrysopsis (the golden-asters) and from Heterotheca (camphorweeds) by the silky, silvery, appressed hairs on leaves and stems. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Chrysopsis graminifolia var. aspera
Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster
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July Transylvania County NC
DuPont State Forest
Rays yellow, 4-10, 1-1.5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow jkm150822_833c
August Oconee County SC
Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve
Peduncle, upper stem, phyllaries densely glandular-hairy (stipitate-glandular), per Weakley's Flora.
COMPARE Grass-leaved Golden-asters
JK Marlow s080914_a
August Greenville County SC
Stem leaves strongly reduced upward, upper much smaller than middle, per Weakley's Flora.
JK Marlow jkm080914_038
September Greenville County SC
Involucres 4.5-8mm high, per Weakley's Flora.
JK Marlow jkm0510d_01
October Pickens County SC
Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve
Grasslike leaves with silky-silvery hairs on stems and leaves, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.
JK Marlow jkm081025_019b
October Greenville County SC
Nutlet fusiform, pubescent. Pappus tan to cinnamon-colored, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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October Oconee County SC
Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District
Lower leaves less than 10mm wide. Basal leaves much longer than stem leaves, per Weakley's Flora.