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Highlands Goldenaster (Chrysopsis highlandsensis)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 797204
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 08/30/2023

Where is Highlands Goldenaster (Chrysopsis highlandsensis) located in the wild?

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Highlands Goldenaster can be found in Florida

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Conservation Actions

Cheryl Peterson
  • 04/11/2023

Highlands Goldenaster, Chrysopsis highlandsensis, is a weak perennial herb in the Aster family with a multitude of bright yellow ray and disc flowers that bloom in November and December.  It is found on upland, sandy soils in scrub and scrubby flatwoods primarily along the lower third of the Lake Wales Ridge. Few populations exist in the wild. Most of the plants in each population occur in disturbed areas or along roadsides because they need bare sand, and much of their habitat is too overgrown to support the plants.  In 2023, seeds were collected from a population in Highlands County to preserve germplasm.  100 seeds from each of 50 maternal parent plants were dried to 25% Rh and sent to NLGRP for long-term cold storage.  A duplicate set of seeds were stored in the National Collection facilities at Bok Tower Gardens.

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Taxon Chrysopsis highlandsensis
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 46806
Duration Perennial
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State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S2
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