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Chrysopsis mariana [= Heterotheca mariana]

Maryland Goldenaster

Scientific Name:

Chrysopsis mariana [= Heterotheca mariana]

Genus:

Chrysopsis

Species Epithet:

mariana

Common Name:

Maryland Goldenaster

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry forests and woodlands, roadsides, other dry habitats.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Attracts bees and butterflies. Suitable for meadows and borders.

Plant

image

Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004

Bloom Close Up

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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