Highlands Biological Station is open to visitors. Masks are still required in the Nature Center, but are no longer required on campus, including the Botanical Garden. Highlands Biological Station is offering academic and public programming this summer. For the safety of the HBS summer community, before being permitted to work or study at HBS prospective summer students, teaching faculty, and researchers must provide documentation of (1) having received a Covid-19 vaccine or (2) a negative Covid-19 test taken within 3 days of planned arrival.

Chrysogonum virginianum

Green and Gold


Composite Family 

Chrysogonum virginianum otherwise known as “Green and Gold” or “Goldenstar” is a native low growing perennial. As a member of the Asteraceae family, the flowers are daisy-like and emerge bright yellow in early summer and persist until early fall.