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Bushy goldentop
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Scientific classification
  • Aster leptocephalus (Torr. & A.Gray) Kuntze
  • Solidago leptocephala Torr. & A.Gray
  • Euthamia chrysothamnoides Greene

Euthamia leptocephala, the bushy goldentop or Mississippi Valley goldentop, is a North American species of plants in the daisy family. It is native to the south-central United States, in the lower Mississippi Valley and the Coastal Plain of the Gulf of Mexico, from Texas to west-central Georgia and north as far as southern Illinois.


Euthamia leptocephala is a perennial herb or subshrub up to 100 cm (40 inches) tall. Leaves are alternate, simple, long and narrow, up to 8 cm (3.2 inches) long. One plant can produce many small, yellow flower heads flat-topped arrays. Each head has 7-14 ray florets surrounding 3-6 disc florets.

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