Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1563

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Common (rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it on roadsides, esp gravelly or shaly roadbanks or ditches, streamside gravel bars, disturbed ground, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal and alternate (basal usually developing after flowers)

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tussilago farfara   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tussilago farfara   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coltsfoot