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Quick facts for kidsChrysogonum virginianum
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.
Formal botanical varieties of wild populations:
- Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe (Alexander ex Small) H.E.Ahles - Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
- Chrysogonum virginianum var. brevistolon G.L.Nesom - Georgia, Alabama, Carolinas, Tennessee, Kentucky
- Chrysogonum virginianum var. virginianum - from New York to South Carolina, west to Kentucky + Ohio
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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