Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1603

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in forests, woodlands, pastures, & roadsides, esp abundant in alluvial areas or upslope over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black/Brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Verbesina occidentalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbesina occidentalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-66-003:
Verbesina occidentalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phaethusa occidentalis

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Crownbeard


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phoc4_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0203c_09a

March    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0204d_06

April    Greenville County    SC

Leaves ovate with winged stalks that extend down the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm0405x_16

May    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Leaf apex acuminate, margin irregularly serrate, base widely cuneate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm180716_3416

July    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0109b_23a

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0109f_15a

September    Greenville County    SC

Perennial from 3-7' tall, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm0309a_11

September    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm060917_001

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm060917_003

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180905_4565

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180905_4567

September    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm180917_4781

September    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_occidentalis_11

September        

Five or fewer irregularly spaced, drooping yellow rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm121006_298

October    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Phyllaries in 2 series, more or less erect, 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    jkm121006_301

October    Washington County    VA

Virginia Creeper Trail

Disc florets bisexual and fertile, per Flora of North America.