GENUS CODE: CHRYS4 GENUS SCIENTIFIC:Chrysogonum GENUS AUTHORITY: L. GENUS COMMON: Chrysogonum GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of 2 species and 3 taxa, perennial herbs, of se. North America. GENUS IDENTIFICATION: GENUS REFERENCES: Nesom in FNA (2006c); Nesom (2001b)=Z; Cronquist (1980)=SE. Key based on Nesom (2001b).
FAMILY CODE: ASTERA FAMILY SCIENTIFIC:Asteraceae FAMILY AUTHORITY: Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792 FAMILY COMMON: Aster Family FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution. FAMILY REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.
INTRO:Erect to spreadingperennial of moist to fairly dry woodlands and forests. STEMS: Stems branched, leafy, glandular and hairy. LEAVES: Leaves opposite,petiolate,rounded to oval or oblong, 1-4 in. long, toothed or scalloped, hairy. INFLORESCENCE: FLOWERS:Composite flowers (heads) single or in pairs on erect stalks from leaf axils, 3/4-1 1/2 in. wide, consisting of 5 yellow ray florets with 3-toothed tips encircling a centraldisk of 25-50 yellow-green, tubular florets. FRUITS: COMMENTS: The mostly similar Var. brevistolon is colonial, forming stolons that root and sprout new plants, sending up taller flowering stalks; it is often found over limestone. HEIGHT: 2-10 in. DURATION:
Opposite LEAF COMPLEXITY:
Simple LEAF RETENTION: FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
BLOOM TIME: March-Oct
BLOOM COLOR: Yellow
FRUITING PERIOD: DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Dry forests, Moist forests
NATIVE RANGE: eastern United States HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Green-and-gold makes a nice semi-evergreen groundcover or edging for a path. Good drainage is essential for this southeastern native perennial. If grown on a slope or with a gravel mulch, you may well find seedlings near the parent plant. Green-and-gold is a versatile long-bloomer so you are sure to enjoy it in your garden. Try applying a thin pea-gravelmulch around your plants to encourage them to produce seedlings.
USDA Symbol: CHVI5
USDA Common Name: Green And Gold
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Key to Map SymbolsABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora) Asteraceae Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792 (Aster Family) SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution. REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora) Chrysogonum L. (Chrysogonum) SUMMARY: A genus of 2 species and 3 taxa, perennial herbs, of se. North America. REFERENCE: Nesom in FNA (2006c); Nesom (2001b)=Z; Cronquist (1980)=SE. Key based on Nesom (2001b).
SERNEC: Find Chrysogonum virginianum in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available) UNC SERNEC: Find Chrysogonum virginianum in
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)