Grass-leaf Golden Aster
Narrowleaf Silkgrass - Large Head Solkgrass
Chrysopsis graminifolia Var. latifolia
Syn: Pityopsis graminifolia
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family

The Grass-leaf Golden Aster is an upright, hairy perennial with mostly decumbent stems and fibrous roots. Its preferred habitat is dry pine woods and roadsides. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaf has no leaf stalk; linear; usually curved, but each leaf may be different in shape and form upward the stem; often folded.

The flower is a small head terminating the flowering stem; symmetrical in shape. The disc flowers are bisexual in nature and yellow.  The ray flowers are female, numerous and yellow. Flowers occur in the summer and autumn.   The flower, like the leaf, may differ in size and form.

Fruit is an achene.


The similar Sickle-leaf Aster of the upper eastern states


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