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Maryland golden-aster
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Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
C. mariana
Binomial name
Chrysopsis mariana
(L.) Elliott
  • Diplogon mariana (L.) Raf.
  • Diplogon marianum (L.) Raf.
  • Diplopappus marianus (L.) Cass. ex Hook.
  • Heterotheca mariana (L.) Shinners
  • Inula glandulosa Lam.
  • Inula mariana L.

Chrysopsis mariana, known as the Maryland golden-aster, is a North American species of plants in the sunflower family. The Maryland golden-aster ranges from Rhode Island and New York, west to Kentucky and southern Ohio, and south as far as Florida and Texas.

Description and ecology

Compared to other asters, the Maryland golden-aster has broader leaves and larger flowers. Because of its silky stems, the Maryland golden-asters are also known as silkgrass. Like its relatives the Prairie golden-aster and the Grass-leaved golden-aster, the Maryland golden-aster blooms only from August to October. The Maryland golden-aster grows one to two feet tall.

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