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Chrysopsis mariana

Common Name(s):
Maryland aster
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Not a true aster.

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Chrysopis support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Callandrena s.l.) fulvipennisand Perdita (Hexaperdita) boltoniae.

Season:
Late summer into fall
Height:
1-2 ft.
Foliage:
1-2 in., bright green, stalkless, oblong to lanceolate leaves; lower leaves are larger, broadest above the middle and taper
Flower:
Cluster of 1-in. flower heads; yellow petals and yellow center; petals narrow at each end; sticky bracts below petals
Site:
Old fields, woods, roadsides
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2521

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