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Chrysopsis pilosa (Soft goldenaster)
Schwartzman, Steven

Chrysopsis pilosa

Chrysopsis pilosa Nutt.

Soft Goldenaster, Soft Golden-aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Bradburia pilosa, Chrysopsis nuttallii, Heterotheca pilosa

USDA Symbol: CHPI8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Fibrous , Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Pubescence: Pilose
Leaf Apex: Acute , Mucronate
Inflorescence: Head
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall, often shorter.
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: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Rocky dry prairies, fields, glades, roadsides.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade


Use Other: Foliage has a strong camphor scent when crushed.
Interesting Foliage: yes

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0036 Collected Sept. 22, 1990 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium


Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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


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

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