Chrysopsis mariana (L.) Elliot - Maryland Goldenaster
Family - Asteraceae
Flowering - July - November.
Habitat - Pine flatwoods, sandhills, rocky woods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This striking species can be found scattered throughout Alabama. The plant can be identified by its large golden flowerheads, lanose stems and leaves, and habitat.
Photographs taken in the Tuskeegee National Forest, Macon County, AL., 10-12-04.