Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Pityopsis ruthii, Ruth’s golden aster.
Pityopsis ruthii. Photo by Mark Pistrang, Cherokee National Forest.

Pityopsis ruthii, Ruth’s golden aster habitat.
Pityopsis ruthii habitat. Photo by Mark Pistrang, Cherokee National Forest.

Pityopsis ruthii, Ruth’s golden aster, range map.
Pityopsis ruthii range map.

Pityopsis ruthii, Ruth’s golden aster

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.

Threats

  • Succession caused by diversion of river flow that formerly flooded and scoured golden aster habitat
  • Water pollution
  • High recreational use of the plant’s riverine habitat by whitewater kayakers and rafters
  • Proposed widening of U.S. Route 64 along the Ocoee River

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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