Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1129

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common (rare in NC)

Look for it in moist forests, particularly over calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple - pinnately lobed
Mostly opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Obsolete or White
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual but sterile/ Ray flowers pistillate
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brownish
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Polymnia canadensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polymnia canadensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-52-002:
Polymnia canadensis   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Polymnia canadensis

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Polymnia radiata

 

COMMON NAME:
Small-flowered Leafcup, White-flowered Leafcup


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_poca11_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0507c_35

July    Fayette County    WV

Roadside

image of Polymnia canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm0507c_36

July    Fayette County    WV

Roadside

Stem obviously and usually densely pubescent, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Polymnia canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm0507d_17

July    Fayette County    WV

Roadside

image of Polymnia canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm0507d_18b

July    Fayette County    WV

Roadside

White rays to 0.5" long, 3-lobed at the tip, sometimes inconspicuous/absent, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Polymnia canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm060709_019

July    Fayette County    WV

image of Polymnia canadensis

JK Marlow    jkm060709_025

July    Fayette County    WV

Peduncles villous to stipitate-glandular. Involucral bracts acute to acuminate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Polymnia canadensis

JK Marlow    s060709_b

July    Fayette County    WV

Leaves pinnately lobed, 4-12" long. Petiole sometimes winged near blade, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Polymnia canadensis

JK Marlow    s060709_c

July    Fayette County    WV

image of Polymnia canadensis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_polymnia_radiata

August        

Rays of P. radiata conspicuous, cuneate to oval-cuneate, 3-lobed, 5-10mm, per Flora of the southeastern United States (JK Small, 1913).

image of Polymnia canadensis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_polymnia_canadensis

October        

Rays of P. canadensis suborbicular to orbicular-reniform, 1-2mm long, per Flora of the southeastern United States (JK Small, 1913).