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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Pterocaulon pycnostachyum   FAMILY Asteraceae__   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pterocaulon pycnostachyum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-41-001:
Pterocaulon pycnostachyum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Snakeroot, Dense-spike Blackroot, Wingstem


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Keith Bradley    kab_p_pycnostachyum_6460

January    Miami-Dade County    FL

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Keith Bradley    kab_p_pycnostachyum_6474

January    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Pterocaulon pycnostachyum, Black Snakeroot, Dense-spike Blackroot, Wingstem

JK Marlow    jkm0505s_08

May    Williamsburg County    SC

image of Pterocaulon pycnostachyum, Black Snakeroot, Dense-spike Blackroot, Wingstem

JK Marlow    jkm0505s_09

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Leaf bases decurrent down the stem, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Pterocaulon pycnostachyum, Black Snakeroot, Dense-spike Blackroot, Wingstem

JK Marlow    jkm090516_219

May    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Pterocaulon pycnostachyum, Black Snakeroot, Dense-spike Blackroot, Wingstem

JK Marlow    jkm090516_220

May    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Stems & leaf undersurfaces creamy-white floccose-tomentose, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Pterocaulon pycnostachyum, Black Snakeroot, Dense-spike Blackroot, Wingstem

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_pycnostachyum_2

July        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_pycnostachyum_5

July        

Heads in oblong, terminal spikes, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Pterocaulon pycnostachyum, Black Snakeroot, Dense-spike Blackroot, Wingstem

JK Marlow    jkm081009_085

October    Dorchester County    SC

image of Pterocaulon pycnostachyum, Black Snakeroot, Dense-spike Blackroot, Wingstem

JK Marlow    jkm081009_088

October    Dorchester County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Pterocaulon pycnostachyum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pterocaulon pycnostachyum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-41-001:
Pterocaulon pycnostachyum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

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1957

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Discoid flowers very small
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Reddish-brown
Achene

 

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