Carolinas and Georgia

2096

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
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

 

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


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Look for it in sandhills, coastal dunes, 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

 

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Chrysopsis gossypina   FAMILY Asteraceae

Woolly Goldenaster, Cottonleaf Goldenaster, Gossamer Goldenaster, Cottony Goldenaster