Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1608

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in pastures, bottomlands, streamsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

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 glauca   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vernonia glauca   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-27-004:
Vernonia glauca   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed


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image of Vernonia glauca

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vegl_001_lvd

        

image of Vernonia glauca

JK Marlow    jkm110821_278

August    Pickens County    SC

Hagood Mill

Leaves numerous, elliptic to lanceolate, usually glaucous beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vernonia glauca

JK Marlow    jkm110821_278b

August    Pickens County    SC

Hagood Mill

image of Vernonia glauca

JK Marlow    jkm110821_278c

August    Pickens County    SC

Hagood Mill

32-48 disk flowers per head (no ray flowers), per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Vernonia glauca

JK Marlow    jkm110821_281

August    Pickens County    SC

Hagood Mill

image of Vernonia glauca

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvglauca_wm1

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Vernonia glauca

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvglauca_wm2

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges