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Chrysopsis mariana (Maryland goldenaster)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Chrysopsis mariana

Chrysopsis mariana (L.) Elliott

Maryland goldenaster, Maryland golden-aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Chrysopsis mariana var. macradenia, Heterotheca mariana, Heterotheca mariana var. macradenia, Inula mariana

USDA Symbol: chma14

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Maryland golden-aster provides a low, sturdy rosette effect until late summer when its flowering branches lift clusters of yellow, aster-like flowers 1 ft. off the ground. The foliage is woolly when young, becoming smoother with age. The fruiting heads of this perennial are attractive.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , DC , DE , FL , GA , KY , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Distribution: S. NY to OH & e. KY, s. to FL & LA
Native Habitat: Pine woods; sandy areas

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet to moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Seeds may be planted as soon as ripe or in the spring.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MLE-48 Collected 2010-11-30 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Chrysopsis mariana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chrysopsis mariana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chrysopsis mariana


Record Modified: 2013-09-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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