Wild Florida Photo - Chrysopsis scabrella

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Chrysopsis scabrella


Florida native


A biennial wildflower of many sandy places including sandhills, riverbanks, dunes, oak scrub and ruderal sites throughout much of the peninsula. The range includes the Carolinas, Alabama and Mississippi.
The yellow ray and disk flowers appear in an open branched corymbose inflorescence, below which the plant is usually unbranched. Stem leaves alternate, entire, sessile and linear to narrowly spatulate. Basal leaves spatulate to obovate. Entire plant is sticky and odiferous.

Chrysopsis scabrella is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.

Other species of the Chrysopsis genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Chrysopsis subulata - SCRUBLAND GOLDENASTER
  View  Chrysopsis gossypina var. cruiseana - CRUISE'S GOLDENASTER
  View  Chrysopsis lanuginosa - LYNN HAVEN GOLDENASTER
  View  Chrysopsis godfreyi - GODFREY'S GOLDENASTER

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.

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