Vick, Albert F. W.
Chrysogonum virginianum L.
Green and gold, Green-and-gold
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
A showy plant with yellow, daisy-like flower heads on very hairy stems. Green-and-Gold is a perennial herb
with opposite, oval,
hairy leaves and clusters of star-shaped yellow flowers blooming for long periods atop the tight clump of foliage. It is a highly variable species: the northern variety is taller and more upright; the southern one prostrate
Each flower head
resembles a yellow or golden star, and the stems have distinctive spreading, glandular hairs. It is the only species in this genus.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , FL , GA , KY , LA , MD , MS , NY , NC , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV , DC Native Distribution:
S. PA and s.e. OH to GA & TN Native Habitat:
Woodlands USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Moist, but well-drained, to drier soils.
Conditions Comments: Can be used as a ground cover if thickly planted. Some varieties will spread very rapidly from seeds, stolons, runners and expansion of the clumps. Blooms sporadically over a long period; peak bloom period is in May. Plants seems to grow better if neglected than if pampered. Seems to benefit from being divided or transplanted at least every other year. Very adaptable (though will not stand full shade), tolerating both flood and drought.