Common Name: Narrowleaf Silkgrass
Latin Name: Pityopsis graminifolia
Habit: A perennial wildflower that grows to a height of about two feet. In shady areas it has a tendency to fall over and grow laterally. Another common name is narrowleaf aster.
Leaves: Alternate, linear with entire margins. Silvery-gray hairs give the leaves a silvery appearance. Leaves on the upper stems are shorter and more narrow than the lower leaves.
Flowers: Bright yellow flowers appear in the spring, summer and fall.
Habitat: It occurs naturally in pinelands and open hammocks.
Landscape: Grows in part shade to full sun with average to dry soil moisture.
Range: Native to AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV.
Grows in zones 6a to 9b.
Wildlife use: Bees and butterflies use the flowers as a nectar source.