Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1154

Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

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

Rare in GA, NC, SC

Look for it in forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, reduced upward

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellowish-white
Disc: Absent
Ray flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nabalus trifoliolatus   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prenanthes trifoliolata   FAMILY Asteraceae_

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-06-003:
Prenanthes trifoliolata   FAMILY Asteraceae_

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nabalus trifoliatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Gall-of-the-earth


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_natr_001_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_n_trifoliolatus_2467

August    Coos County    NH

Mount Washington State Park

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Keith Bradley    kab_n_trifoliolatus_2475

August    Coos County    NH

Mount Washington State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0509j_19

September    Transylvania County    NC

Silver Run Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm060903_104

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    s060903_r

September    Greenville County    SC

Leaves lobed or dissected below, much reduced upward and less cut or lobed, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm0510d_30

October    Greenville County    SC

Involucre smooth with 7-9 principal bracts and 9-13 ray flowers per head, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of Rattlesnake-root

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JK Marlow    jkm0510d_31

October    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    s051029_b

October    Greenville County    SC

Leaves very variable in shape and size, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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Tim Spira    tpsptrifoliata

Month Unknown