OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vernonia glauca   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Vernonia glauca

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-27-004:
Vernonia glauca   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Vernonia glauca

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed


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image of Vernonia glauca, Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed

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

        

image of Vernonia glauca, Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed

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, Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm110821_278b

August    Pickens County    SC

Hagood Mill

image of Vernonia glauca, Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed

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, Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed

JK Marlow    jkm110821_281

August    Pickens County    SC

Hagood Mill

image of Vernonia glauca, Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvglauca_wm1

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Vernonia glauca, Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvglauca_wm2

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Vernonia glauca   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vernonia glauca   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Vernonia glauca

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-27-004:
Vernonia glauca   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Vernonia glauca

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1608

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Carolina Piedmont & SC Mountains (rare in Coastal Plain & NC Mountains) (uncommon elsewhere in GA)

Habitat: Pastures, bottomlands, streamsides, 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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