Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1907

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, endemic to the Great Smoky Mtns in NC-TN

Look for it in high elevation forests and openings, primarily in spruce-fir forests, but extending in places downslope into , per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map,
click here

 

partial shade

LEAVES:
A combination of evergreen & deciduous
Simple
Mostly basal (stem leaves alternate and bractlike)

FLOWER:
Summer
Disc: Yellow
Rays: Absent
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rugelia nudicaulis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rugelia nudicaulis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-19-010:
Senecio rugelia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Cacalia rugelia

 

COMMON NAME:
Rugel's Ragwort, Rugelia, Rugel's Indian Plantain