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Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon (Carolina green and gold)
Cressler, Alan

Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon

Chrysogonum virginianum L. var. brevistolon G.L. Nesom

Carolina Green And Gold

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CHVIB2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Plant: herbaceous perennial, colonial, mat-forming. Roots: fibrous-rooted rhizomes. Stolons: longest internodes 2-6cm, often becoming lignescent and partially to fully buried and rhizome-like. Stems: mostly 2-25cm tall, the earliest leafless, becoming leafy. Leaves: blades deltate-ovate, basally abruptly cuneate to truncate or subcordate, strigose-hirsutulous with hairs 0.5-0.3 mm long. Capitula: peduncles 2-22 cm long; outer phyllaries 6-10 mm long, 3-4 mm wide. Flowering: March-May-(early June). (Webref 18).

This taxon is somewhat intermediate in characteristics between Chrysogonum virginianum var. virginianum and Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe. Similarly, it inhabits a geographic area situated between the native populations of those two taxa. (Webref 18). State-listed Endangered species in KY and PA. State-listed Threatened species in OH and TN.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Pubescence: Strigose
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Truncate
Inflorescence: Head
Flower: Golden-yellow capitulum.
Fruit: Cypsela.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AL , GA , KY , NC , SC , TN
Native Distribution: Southeastern US.
Native Habitat: Moist to dry woodlands, usually in partially sunny sites. (Webref 18).

Web Reference

Webref 18 - Taxonomic Review of Chrysogonum (Asteraceae: Helianthae) (1999) Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Additional resources

USDA: Find Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-04-28
Research By: JAM

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