Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1386

Forb
Perennial

Native
Documented growing wild in GA (NC) SC

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partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or alternate (basal leaves absent at flowering)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers functionally staminate/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 8-13 ray flowers, notched at apex
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 (5/21/15):
Silphium asteriscus var. dentatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silphium asteriscus +   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-54-004a:
Silphium dentatum var. dentatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Starry Rosinweed