Chrysopsis mariana
Maryland goldenaster

Chrysopsis mariana
Chrysopsis mariana
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Chrysopsis mariana
Common name: Maryland goldenaster
Synonomy: Heterotheca mariana
Group: dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 8 - 32"
Foliage: hairy; stalkless alternate leaves oblong or narrowly oval, broader toward tip; entire
Flower: bright yellow ray and disk flowers with stick bracts below the petals
Flowering time: blooms and fruits early August to November
Habitat: dry, sandy or rocky soils of woods and shaded edges, fields
Range in New Jersey: throughout the Pine Barrens; infrequent on the Inner Coastal Plain and Piedmont
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Distribution: Chrysopsis mariana distribution