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Taxon: Pityopsis graminifolia (Michx.) Nutt.

Genus: Pityopsis
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae)
Nomen number: 416079
Place of publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 7:317. 1840
Name verified on: 01-Feb-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Sep-2000
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • grass-leaf golden-aster   (Source: F Bahamas [as Heterotheca graminifolia]) – English
  • silk-grass   (Source: F Ohio ) – English

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Ohio [s.]
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Oklahoma [s.e.]
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky [s.e.], Louisiana, Maryland [s.e.], Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Caribbean: Bahamas
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Guatemala; Honduras [w.]


  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago. [= Heterotheca graminifolia].
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow). 1967–. The vascular flora of Ohio.
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. 1980–. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States. [= Chrysopsis graminifolia (Michx.) Elliott].
  • Semple, J. C. & F. D. Bowers. 1985. A revision of the golden-aster genus Pityopsis Nutt. (Compositae: Astereae). Univ. Waterloo Biol. Ser. 28:22.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala. [= Heterotheca graminifolia (Michx.) Shinners].


Check other web resources for Pityopsis graminifolia (Michx.) Nutt.:

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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