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Chrysopsis highlandsensis
Conservation status

Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
C. highlandsensis
Binomial name
Chrysopsis highlandsensis
DeLaney & Wunderlin
  • Chrysopsis floridana var. highlandsensis (DeLaney & Wunderlin) D.B. Ward

Chrysopsis highlandsensis, called the Highlands goldenaster, is a North American species of flowering plant in the aster family. It has been found only in three counties in central Florida: Highlands, Polk, and Glades.

Chrysopsis highlandsensis is a perennial herb up to 110 cm (44 inches) tall. It very often produces several stems, each bearing many leaves and as many as 50 yellow flower heads. The species grows in sandy pine woods and wooded scrubland.

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