Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1388

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in mafic or calcareous glades, barrens, woodlands, & roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal persistent)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers functionally staminate/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 17-29 ray flowers, notched at apex
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silphium terebinthinaceum +   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-54-003:
Silphium terebinthinaceum   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Prairie-dock, Broadleaf Prairie-dock