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Chrysopsis mariana (Maryland goldenaster)
Brundage, Stephanie

Chrysopsis mariana

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

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
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 Information

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


USA: 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 Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Wet to moist soils.


Description: Seeds may be planted as soon as ripe or in the spring.
Commercially Avail: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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 Bank

LBJWC-MLE-48 Collected 2010-11-30 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-04-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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