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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 CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Root Type: Fibrous , Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Pubescence: Pilose
Leaf Apex: Acute , Mucronate
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 InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , FL , GA , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Rocky dry prairies, fields, glades, roadsides.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
BenefitUse 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
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Chrysopsis pilosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chrysopsis pilosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chrysopsis pilosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff