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
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall when flowering.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: 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 ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet to moist soils.
PropagationDescription: Seeds may be planted as soon as ripe or in the spring.
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording 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 BankLBJWC-MLE-48 Collected 2010-11-30 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
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Research LiteratureReslit 917 - Effects of Fire on Plant Community Composition of North Florida Second Growth Pineland (1992) D. W. Mehlman
This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Chrysopsis mariana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chrysopsis mariana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chrysopsis mariana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-04-06
Research By: TWC Staff