Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1607

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in NC-SC (rare in GA) (endemic to GA-NC-SC)

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish-blue
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
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):
Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vernonia angustifolia ssp. angustifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-27-003a:
Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Ironweed, Slender Ironweed