August - November
0.2 - 1.0
Closely related to Pityopsis aspera and often considered to be the same species, but it can be distinguished by the presence of completely nonglandular stems, peduncles, and peduncular bracts. A similar species, Chrysopsis pilosa, is a tap rooted annual that also grows on sandy sites by has smaller heads, dichotomous veination, toothed, semi-clasping leaves on the lower stem, and spreading white hairs.
Easily grown from seed. There are approximately 1,500,000 seed/lb. Survival is excellent when transplanted during the winter months.
Cattle graze the young foliage which is highly nutritious.
Grows on the coastal plain of Louisiana and east Texas and is most common on sandy soils. It ranges throughout the Southeast United States.
Upland woods, old fields, road banks.