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Pityopsis graminifolia var. graminifolia
Pityopsis graminifolia (Michx.) Nutt. var. graminifolia
Narrowleaf silkgrass, Grass-leaved golden-aster
Synonym(s): Chrysopsis graminifolia, Chrysopsis nervosa, Heterotheca correllii, Heterotheca graminifolia, Heterotheca nervosa
USDA Symbol: PIGRG
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Silvery, grass-like leaves, to 1 ft. long, are topped by 2 in. clusters of bright-yellow, daisy-like flowers on 2 1/2 ft. stems.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep
, WV Native Distribution: DE
s. to GA, TX
& Mex. Native Habitat:
Dry, open sandy sites
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Soil Description:
Poor, dry soils. Conditions Comments:
A tough, vigorous, evergreen
ground cover that does poorly only if soils are too rich and damp.
PropagationDescription: Seeds may be planted as soon as ripe or saved for spring planting.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-12
Research By: TWC Staff