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Chrysopsis mariana (L.) Ell.
Maryland goldenaster, Maryland golden-aster
Synonyms: Heterotheca mariana
USDA Symbol: chma14
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet to moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: 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 either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DECrosby Arboretum
- Picayune, MS
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MLE-48
Collected 2010-11-30 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2009-01-30
Research By: TWC Staff