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Coastalplain goldenaster
Chrysopsis scabrella
Asteraceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also dry wildflower gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

A relatively common understory element of scrub.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
Typically 12-18 inches in height. Taller than broad, but stems often falling over and forming open mats.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States south to Broward and Collier counties. Presumed extirpated in Broward County.
Habitats:
Scrub.
Soils:
Dry, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.


 


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton