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Pityopsis graminifolia var. graminifolia (Michx.) Nutt.
Narrowleaf silkgrass, Grass-leaved golden-aster
Synonyms: Chrysopsis graminifolia
USDA Symbol: pigrg
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Silvery, grass-like leaves, to 1 ft. long, are topped by 2 in. clusters of bright-yellow, daisy-like flowers on 2 1/2 ft. stems.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep
AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , KY , LA , MD , MS , NC , OH , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV Native Distribution:
DE to OH, s. to GA, TX & Mex. Native Habitat:
Dry, open sandy sites USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Soil Description:
Poor, dry soils. Conditions Comments:
A tough, vigorous, evergreen
ground cover that does poorly only if soils are too rich and damp.
PropagationDescription: Seeds may be planted as soon as ripe or saved for spring planting.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2010-04-17
Research By: TWC Staff