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Chrysopsis gossypina

Cottony Goldenaster

Scientific Name:

Chrysopsis gossypina

Genus:

Chrysopsis

Species Epithet:

gossypina

Common Name:

Cottony Goldenaster

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

September, October

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandhills, coastal dunes, other dry sandy places.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

Attracts bees and butterflies

Buds & Blooms

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Tom Harville

Bloom

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Tom Harville

Plant

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Tom Harville

Seems to like to lay on the ground if it can't lean on another plant.

Leaves

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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