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
B. Maryland Golden Aster - Chrysopsis mariana