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Chrysogonum virginianum

Chrysogonum virginianum L.

 

Golden Star, Goldenstar, Golden-knees, Green-and-gold

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusChrysogonumProbably means roughly “golden star”
Speciesvirginianum“Of or from Virginia”

About plant names...

Golden star is a North American native, related to sunflowers. Its showy flowers and low growth as a ground cover make its cultivars popular with gardeners.

Identification: Plants are less than 12" (30 cm) in height, spreading via underground stolons to form mats. Leaves are hairy, alternate, roughly egg-shaped (elliptic-ovate to deltate-ovate), ⅞-4" (2.5-10 cm) long, with crenate margins. Flowers are composite flowers—composed of a central yellow circle of 25-50 disc florets surrounded by 5 yellow ray flowers. They bloom from March to June.

Online References:

Chrysogonum virginianum on Discover Life

Chrysogonum virginianum on www.jeffpippen.com

Chrysogonum virginianum at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Chrysogonum virginianum on ZipcodeZoo.com

Chrysogonum virginianum (Golden Star, Goldenstar, Golden-knees, Green-and-gold)

5/15/1979 · VA · By Tim Chandler

Chrysogonum virginianum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 3 Jul 2017.

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Chrysogonum virginianum (Golden Star, Goldenstar, Golden-knees, Green-and-gold)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm)

Chrysogonum virginianum (Golden Star, Goldenstar, Golden-knees, Green-and-gold)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Chrysogonum virginianum (Golden Star, Goldenstar, Golden-knees, Green-and-gold)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 6 × 7" (14 × 18 cm)

Range: Zones 5a-8b:

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