OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Vernonia angustifolia

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Ironweed, Carolina Slender Ironweed, Carolina Sandhill Ironweed


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image of Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia, Narrowleaf Ironweed, Carolina Slender Ironweed, Carolina Sandhill Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm080713_056

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

Involucres 5-7mm long, 4-6mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia, Narrowleaf Ironweed, Carolina Slender Ironweed, Carolina Sandhill Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm080713_056b

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

Flowers of the genus Vernonia are all discoid, all bisexual, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia, Narrowleaf Ironweed, Carolina Slender Ironweed, Carolina Sandhill Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm080713_061

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

The epithet "angustifolia" means "narrow leaves", per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia, Narrowleaf Ironweed, Carolina Slender Ironweed, Carolina Sandhill Ironweed

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvangustifolia_dogswmp

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia, Narrowleaf Ironweed, Carolina Slender Ironweed, Carolina Sandhill Ironweed

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvangustifolia_echwsw1

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia, Narrowleaf Ironweed, Carolina Slender Ironweed, Carolina Sandhill Ironweed

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvangustifolia_echwsw2

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia, Narrowleaf Ironweed, Carolina Slender Ironweed, Carolina Sandhill Ironweed

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvangustifolia_stdhlf2

Month Unknown        SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia, Narrowleaf Ironweed, Carolina Slender Ironweed, Carolina Sandhill Ironweed

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvangustifolia_stdhlf3

Month Unknown        SC

Francis Marion National Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Vernonia angustifolia

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

 

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1607

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare in GA

Habitat: Longleaf pine 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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