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Native Plant Trust: Go Botany

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Pityopsis falcata

Plant of the day: Pityopsis falcatasickle-leaved golden-aster

Sickle-leaved silk-grass is a highly restricted endemic, found on sandy glacial deposits that were left behind by the Wisconsin glaciation (which ended about 10,000 years ago). Though it is considered rare in New England, it can be locally abundant if the conditions are rig ...

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