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Pityopsis graminifolia


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Astereae
Subtribus: Chrysopsidinae
Genus: Pityopsis
Species: P. aequilifolia – P. aspera – P. falcata – P. flexuosa – P. graminifolia – P. latifolia – P. microcephala – P. oligantha – P. pinifolia – P. ruthii – P. tenuifolia – P. tracyi


Pityopsis Nutt., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s., 7: 317. (1840)

  • Type species: Pityopsis pinifolia (Elliott) Nutt., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s., 7: 318. (1840)


  • Heterotypic
    • Hectorea DC. in Prodr. 5: 95 (1836)
    • Heyfeldera Sch.Bip. in Flora 36: 35 (1853)



Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Central & Eastern USA
      • Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode I., South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
    • Regional:Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Bahamas
    • Regional: Central America
      • Belize, Guatemala, Honduras

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Nuttall, T. 1840. Descriptions of new species and genera of plants in the natural order of the Compositae, collected in a tour across the continent to the Pacific, a residence in Oregon, and a visit to the Sandwich Islands and upper California, during the years 1834 and 1835. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge, n.s.[new series][ser. 2], 7: 283–453. BHL Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: silkgrass, golden asters, grass-leaved goldenasters
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