Family, Composite. Color, golden yellow. Both disk and ray flowers present, the disk flowers pistillate, both deep yellow. Flowers, large, resembling asters, in loose corymbs at ends of branches. Leaves, stiff, entire, narrow, long, sessile, alternate, crowded irregularly on the stem, hairy or smooth, often curved and scythe-shaped. The plant may be rather delicate in stem and leaves, or it may be rough, woolly, thickened, and misshapen. 8 to 10 inches high. July and August.

In sandy soil from Massachusetts to New Jersey. In pine barrens. Common. (See illustration, p. 211.)

Golden aster (Chrysopsis fulcata)

Golden aster (Chrysopsis fulcata)