OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Antennaria solitaria   FAMILY Asteraceae__   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Antennaria solitaria   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Antennaria solitaria

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-39-001:
Antennaria solitaria   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Solitary Pussytoes, Southern Singlehead Pussytoes


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_anso_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140322_395

March    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm140322_402

March    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

A colonial perennial with creeping runners (stolons), per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_solitaria_1854

March    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Basal leaves to 3" long, woolly beneath, oblong to obovate, mostly 3-veined, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Antennaria solitaria, Solitary Pussytoes, Southern Singlehead Pussytoes

JK Marlow    jkm130420_522

April    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

Scape 2-25cm tall, 4-7 bracteate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm130420_524

April    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm130420_527

April    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

Large solitary head [this, pistillate] on each nearly naked flower stalk, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Antennaria solitaria, Solitary Pussytoes, Southern Singlehead Pussytoes

JK Marlow    jkm130420_531

April    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_solitaria_3

August        

Unique in Antennaria in having only one head per plant [this one staminate], per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Antennaria solitaria   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Antennaria solitaria   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Antennaria solitaria

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-39-001:
Antennaria solitaria   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

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103

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Habitat: forests and woodlands, often mesic and/or shaded, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Brown
Achene

 

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