Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2033

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: South America

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, roadsides, lawns, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Disc: Whitish
Rays: Absent
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Facelis retusa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Facelis retusa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-38-001:
Facelis retusa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Trampweed, Fluffweed


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image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

JK Marlow    jkm160130_118

January    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

JK Marlow    jkm160130_119

January    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

JK Marlow    jkm160130_121b

January    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

JK Marlow    jkm140411_814

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Underside of leaves white-woolly, summit mucronate and nearly truncate, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

JK Marlow    jkm140411_816

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves numerous, ascending, linear-spatulate, upper green & nearly glabrous, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

JK Marlow    jkm140411_819

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves often revolute, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

Keith Bradley    kab_facelis_retusa_0183

April    Lexington County    SC

Inner involucral bracts w 2 convergent purplish spots below the hyaline apex, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_facelis_retusa_3

April    Catawba County    NC

Stem freely branched at base, decumbent at base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_facelis_retusa_4333

April    Catawba County    NC

Pappus of strongly plumose capillary bristles well surpassing the corollas, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

John B. Nelson    jbn_7188349298_ffd8022582

May    Laurens County    SC

image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

John B. Nelson    jbn_7188351454_891d723def

May    Laurens County    SC

Pappus bristles white, plumose [feathery], 8-10mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_facelis_retusa_0168

May    Catawba County    NC

image of Facelis retusa, Trampweed, Fluffweed

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_facelis_retusa_6714

June    Catawba County    NC