Chrysopsis floridana

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
9A 9B 

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Florida Goldenaster

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:2 ft tall by 1 to 2 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown,NA
Phenology:Foliage is evergreen. Blooms late-October and November. Seeds in late-November to early-December.
Habitats:Scrub. In openings and open ecotones. Disturbance is required for persistence of this species. This species can be seen at the Balm-Boyette and Golden Aster preserves in Hillsborough County.


Recommended Uses:Garden location where its silvery young foliage is visible but not where its somewhat weedy look at time of flowering (November) will be an issue.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Primarily wind dispersed, but small birds consume seed.

Butterflies and bees including green metallic, sweat, leafcutter, bumble and mining bees (Florida Wildflower Foundation).