Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Pityopsis ruthii (Small) Small. Ruth’s Goldenaster. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Flood-scoured rocks along rivers. Dist: Restricted to rocks within the flood zone of the Hiwassee and Ocoee rivers, Polk County, TN; it should be sought in adjacent sw. NC.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA20, K1, K3, K4, S, Tn, Nesom (2019a), Semple & Bowers (1985); = Chrysopsis ruthii – SE1; = Heterotheca ruthii – Bowers (1972)

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