Wild Florida Photo - Pityopsis graminifolia

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Pityopsis graminifolia

NARROWLEAF SILKGRASS

GOLDENASTER

PITYOPSIS

Florida native

 

Narrowleaf silkgrass can be found in a variety of habitats in almost all of Florida. The range extends throughout the southeastern United States as far north as Ohio and west into Texas and Oklahoma.
This is a perennial grasslike herb with silvery, silky stems up to a meter tall but usually less. Mostly basal leaves with parallel veins longer than the alternate leaves. Heads of yellow ray and disk florets.

 
Pityopsis graminifolia is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.