Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1604

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains, uncommon in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in moist to dryish forests, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Dark 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 virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbesina virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-66-004a:
Verbesina virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
White Crownbeard, Common Frostweed, White Wingstem, Virginia Wingstem