Chrysopsis floridana

Florida goldenaster

Asteraceae (Compositae)

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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2 ft    Width: 1 to 2 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown,NA
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Garden location where its silvery young foliage is visible but not where its somewhat weedy look at time of flowering (November) will be an issue.
Propagation: Easily established from seed. Plant in December in sandy area at time of seed maturity.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: acidic to neutral


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Attracts various pollinators. Birds and other wildlife consume seed.
Native Habitats: Scrub. In openings and open ecotones. This species can be seen at the Balm-Boyette tract in Hillsborough County.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Foliage is showy, silvery gray green. Takes on a weed appearance at flowering time. This is an Endangered Florida endemic -- do not harvest from the wild.