Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1602

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

Look for it in alluvial forests, marshes, floodplain pastures, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers sterile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Verbesina alternifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbesina alternifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-66-002:
Verbesina alternifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ridan alternifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Actinomeris alternifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Wingstem


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_rial_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_veal_005_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0305o_07

May    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm140711_734

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140711_736

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm0308p_20

August    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

A robust 3-9' leafy perennial, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm0308p_25

August    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0308q_12

August    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm140822_918

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Gill Newberry    gn09_v_alternifolia_fls

September        

Flowers have 2-10 drooping yellow rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Gill Newberry    gn09_v_alternifolia_pla

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm120915_937

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120915_941

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120915_946

September    Greenville County    SC

Leaves alternate, with winged stalks that extend downward as wings on stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91111_151

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Disk flowers yellow, loosely arranged, forming a sphere, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91111_153

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91111_172

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_alternifolia

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_alternifolia_2

September        

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Gill Newberry    gn10_v_alternifolia

October        

Anthers purple. Style bifurcate [2-forked]. Stigmas yellow, curling, per www.missouriplants.com

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JK Marlow    jkm0310d_34

October    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0310e_20

October    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

Winged petioles extend down the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm121024_670

October    Cherokee County    NC

Murphy River Walk

Phyllaries in 1(-2) series, ~ spreading to reflexed, per Flora of North America.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs with ray and disc flowers

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JK Marlow    s031023_b

October    Jackson County    NC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0311h_35

November    Jackson County    NC

Roadside