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Chrysopsis gossypina (Cottony goldenaster)
Cressler, Alan

Chrysopsis gossypina

Chrysopsis gossypina (Michx.) Elliott

Cottony Goldenaster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Size Notes: From about 8 inches to about 28 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Ray flowers golden-yellow. Disk flowers yellow to orange.


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: UPL FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-07-10
Research By: JAM

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