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Chrysopsis gossypina (Michaux) Elliott. Cottonleaf Goldenaster. Phen: Sep-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, coastal dunes, Florida scrub, other dry sandy places. Dist: Se. VA south to c. peninsular FL and sw. GA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: 2n chromosome number=18.

Synonymy: = Va; >< Chrysopsis arenicola Alexander – S; > Chrysopsis decumbens Chapm. – S; < Chrysopsis gossypina (Michx.) Elliott – C, G, SE1; < Chrysopsis gossypina (Michx.) Elliott ssp. gossypina – Fl7, FNA20, K3, K4, WH3, Semple (1981); > Chrysopsis longii Fernald – F; > Chrysopsis pilosa Nutt. – F, S, misapplied; < Heterotheca gossypina (Michx.) Shinners – RAB, Harms (1974)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU

Heliophily ?: 8

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