Narrowleaf silkgrass can be found in a variety of habitats in almost all of Florida. The range extends throughout the southeastern United States as far north as Ohio and west into Texas and Oklahoma.
This is a perennial grasslike herb with silvery, silky stems up to a meter tall but usually less. Mostly basal leaves with parallel veins longer than the alternate leaves. Heads of yellow ray and disk florets.
The little beetle in some of these silkgrass photos is a member of the Shining Flower Beetles family (Phalacridae). More and closer images of this beetle can be found at the Wild Florida Photo Stilbus-group page.
Pityopsis graminifolia is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.
Date record last modified: Oct 31, 2021