Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH A biosystematic study of Heterotheca section Pityopsis (Bowers, 1972)
Heterotheca adenolepis

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-51-002:
Heterotheca adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Heterotheca graminifolia

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Chrysopsis graminifolia var. aspera

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Chrysopsis graminifolia

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

INCLUDED WITHIN -
Heterotheca aspera

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Pityopsis adenolepis

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster


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Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, dry woodlands, forests, and disturbed places, apparently in the NC Mountains only in the Escarpment, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in NC Mountains

 

full sun 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
Reddish-brown/Black
Achene

 

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



Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster