Carolinas and Georgia

3511

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Pityopsis graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pityopsis graminifolia var. graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pityopsis graminifolia var. graminifolia

INCLUDED WITHIN Taxonomic synopsis of Pityopsis (Asteraceae) (Nesom, 2019)
Pityopsis microcephala

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Chrysopsis graminifolia var. graminifolia

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Chrysopsis graminifolia var. microcephala

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-51-003b?:
Heterotheca nervosa var. microcephala   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pityopsis microcephala

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster


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Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, other dry woodlands , per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC) (an endemic)

 

partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Pityopsis graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

Narrowleaf Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster