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 nervosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Taxonomic synopsis of Pityopsis (Asteraceae) (Nesom, 2019)
Pityopsis graminifolia

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

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-51-003a:
Heterotheca nervosa var. nervosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster


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Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, dry woodlands and forests (such as ridgetop pine/heath communities in the Mountains), roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in 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
Achene

 

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Pityopsis nervosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

Common Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster