Bok Tower

Goldenaster

Picture taken by: Ms. J. Wiltshire
GPS Points taken by: Marie Granados
Location: Pine Ridge Nature Preserve at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida

Elevation: 261Ft
Latitude: N27.93559
Longitude: W81.57404

Scientific Name: Chrysopsis Subulata AKA Goldenaster

The Goldenaster is a perennial plant that grows to 3ft tall, stems with loose-tangled hairs. The flower heads are yellow, drooping surrounded with curved-tip bracts. It flowers from Feb to December; mostly late June through August. The Goldenaster is endemic to Florida nd one of our earliest Goldnasters to flower. The Goldenaster typically grows in pine flat woods, scrubs in all parts of Florida except the coastal areas.

Article written by: Jamall Powell

 

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