Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2096

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

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

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chrysopsis gossypina   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chrysopsis gossypina ssp. gossypina   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-51-007:
Heterotheca gossypina   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolly Golden-aster, Cottonleaf Golden-aster, Gossamer Golden-aster


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picture of Heterotheca gossypina, image of Chrysopsis gossypina

Will Stuart    wil_8442064468_4e57e0a101

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Distinctive "cottony" & nearly decumbent stem make this aster unmistakable. — Will Stuart

picture of Heterotheca gossypina, image of Chrysopsis gossypina

JK Marlow    jkm161001_005

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Stems radiate - creeping - from a central point, the outer portions erect, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

picture of Heterotheca gossypina, image of Chrysopsis gossypina

JK Marlow    jkm161001_006

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

picture of Heterotheca gossypina, image of Chrysopsis gossypina

JK Marlow    jkm161001_007

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Nothing else in our area looks quite like this plant..., per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

picture of Heterotheca gossypina, image of Chrysopsis gossypina

JK Marlow    jkm161001_010

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

C. mariana's flowers look similar, but its stems are erect & much less hairy, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

picture of Heterotheca gossypina, image of Chrysopsis gossypina

JK Marlow    jkm161001_046

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

picture of Heterotheca gossypina, image of Chrysopsis gossypina

JK Marlow    jkm161001_047

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

picture of Heterotheca gossypina, image of Chrysopsis gossypina

JK Marlow    jkm161001_048

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

picture of Heterotheca gossypina, image of Chrysopsis gossypina

JK Marlow    jkm161001_049

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Inhabits dry to very dry longleaf pinelands and turkey oak scrub, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

picture of Heterotheca gossypina, image of Chrysopsis gossypina

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_gossypina_4

October        

picture of Heterotheca gossypina, image of Chrysopsis gossypina

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_chrysopsis_gossypina

October        

More or less densely woolly hairy, except sometime not on involucral bracts, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs with ray and disc flowers