Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in dry woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring
Disc: White/ Purplish
Rays: Absent
Unisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Antennaria plantaginifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Antennaria plantaginifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-39-002a:
Antennaria plantaginifolia var. plantaginifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Plantain Pussytoes, Plantain-leaved Pussytoes


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_anpl_001_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_plantaginifol_3408

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_plantaginifol_3408b

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Heads discoid, flowers white; staminate heads often with undivided styles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_plantaginifol_3415

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_plantaginifol_3415b

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_plantaginifol_3417

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_plantaginifolia_2

March        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_plantaginifolia_4

March        

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JK Marlow    jkm0404k_27

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Leaves on the stem are narrow, much reduced in size, and ascending, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm130422_607611

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm130422_615

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm150424_715

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4211_696

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Female plants have white-tipped involucral bracts with a purplish base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm070528_064

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Basal leaves tomentose on the upper surface, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm070528_065

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Long-stalked obovate basal lvs, w 3+ principal nerves, covered w white hairs, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm110513_480

May    Greenville County    SC

Camp Old Indian

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JK Marlow    jkm140521_061

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140521_063

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

This groundcover's gray-green paddle-shaped lvs are silvered w downy hairs, per Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm140521_064

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140521_064b

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140521_065

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm0307d_07

July    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park