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Chrysopsis gossypina ssp. gossypina (Cottony goldenaster)
Cressler, Alan

Chrysopsis gossypina ssp. gossypina

Chrysopsis gossypina (Michx.) Elliott ssp. gossypina

Cottony Goldenaster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Chrysopsis arenicola, Chrysopsis decumbens, Chrysopsis longii, Chrysopsis pilosa, Chrysopsis trichophylla, Heterotheca gossypina, Heterotheca trichophylla, Inula gossypina


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Ovate
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , FL , GA , NC , SC , VA
Native Habitat: Oak pine scrub, fields, roadsides, sandy open areas.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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