Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1364

Forb
Winter annual

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

Common

Look for it on rock outcrops, roadsides, woodlands, hammocks, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Packera anonyma   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Packera anonyma   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-19-004:
Senecio smallii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Senecio anonymus

 

COMMON NAME:
Small's Ragwort, Squaw-weed, Appalachian Ragwort


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sesm3_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0204v_07a

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0504b_09

April    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    jkm0504b_09b

April    Greenville County    SC

Field

Basal leaves toothed or scalloped, some pinnately lobed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_senecio_anonymus

April        

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Gill Newberry    gn05_s_smallii_flowers

May        

8-15 ray flowers, 0.2-0.3" long, surround a disk 0.2-0.3" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Gill Newberry    gn05_s_smallii_inf

May        

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Gill Newberry    gn05_s_smallii_plant

May        

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JK Marlow    jkm0205a_06

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0505c_18

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm120512_701

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120512_702b

May    Greenville County    SC

Fruit ellipsoid achenes; pappus a tuft of white bristles, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm180509_2037

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180509_2040

May    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    s000510_a

May    Greenville County    SC

Usually 20-100 heads in a corymb-like inflorescence, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    s000510_c

May    Greenville County    SC

Cauline leaves few, deeply pinnatifid, becoming sessile above, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    s120524_a

May    Greenville County    SC

Elongate basal lvs with elliptic, blunt-tipped blades taper to long petioles, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.