Stems stout, loosely hairy, usually more than one from a stout, perennial root, nearly erect or ascending, 1 to 21/2 feet high and corymbosely branched at the summit. Upper leaves oblong to lanceolate, pointed or blunt, sessile, 1 to 2 inches long; the lower leaves oblanceolate or spatulate and narrowed into petioles, usually blunt, 2 to 4 inches long, one-half to 1 inch wide. Heads of flowers usually numerous, bright yellow, three-fourths to 1 inch broad on glandular peduncles; involucres hemispheric, the bracts glandular, pointed and viscid-pubescent.

In dry or sandy soil, southern New York to Pennsylvania, Florida and Louisiana. Flowering in August and September.

Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum

Plate 233

B. Maryland Golden Aster   Chrysopsis mariana

B. Maryland Golden Aster - Chrysopsis mariana