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Chrysogonum virginianum
Green and Gold Chrysogonum virginianum Flower 3008.jpg
Scientific classification
C. virginianum
Binomial name
Chrysogonum virginianum
  • Chrysogonum australe Alexander ex Small, syn of var. australe
  • Diotostephus repens Cass., syn of var. brevistolon

Chrysogonum virginianum, the golden-knee, green and gold, or goldenstar, is a North American species of plants in the sunflower family. It is native to the eastern United States from New York State and Rhode Island south to Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle.

The species is sometimes grown as a perennial ornamental because of its showy flowers. It is usually propagated by root cuttings.


Formal botanical varieties of wild populations:

Chrysogonum virginianum is an herb up to 50 cm (20 inches) spreading by means of rhizomes. Flower heads are produced singly or in pairs, yellow, with both ray florets and disc florets.

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