Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1387

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon

Look for it in floodplain forests & openings, sometimes escaped from cultivation, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite (connate-perfoliate)

FLOWER:
Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers functionally staminate/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 17-35 ray flowers, notched at apex
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Silphium perfoliatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-54-001:
Silphium perfoliatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Cup-plant, Indian Cup