Woody Goldenrod

Chrysoma Nutt. includes a single species C. pauciflosculosa (Michx.) Greene.  Small evergreen woody shrubs to 1 meter tall native to sand hills etc. on the coastal plain from North Carolina (inner coastal plain) to Mississippi (near the coast). 

Chrysoma pauciflosculosa (Michx.) Greene; Florida Panhandle, shrub about 1 m tall.

In their DNA sequence study, Schilling et al. (2008) found Chrysoma to be in a clade with Brintonia that was sister clade to the genus Solidago