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Coastalplain goldenaster
Chrysopsis scabrella
Asteraceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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