Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2043

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in fresh & brackish marshes, marsh borders, hammocks, moist abused land, roadsides, ditches, old fields, & a wide variety of disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Variable

LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen/Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Yellowish
Rays: Absent
Unisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Tan
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):
Baccharis halimifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Baccharis halimifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-43-003:
Baccharis halimifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Silverling, Groundsel Tree, Consumption Weed, Sea Myrtle


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picture of Baccharis halimifolia, image of Baccharis halimifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_baha_001_lvd

        

picture of Baccharis halimifolia, image of Baccharis halimifolia

JK Marlow    jkm130128_162

January    Spartanburg County    SC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbangusti_halimi_stjoe

June    Gulf County    FL

Baccharis halimifolia is on the right (on left is B. angustifolia).

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Gill Newberry    gn10_b_halimifolia_male

October        

Male flowers (pictured) are less conspicuous than female flowers, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

picture of Baccharis halimifolia, image of Baccharis halimifolia

JK Marlow    jkm071028_107

October    Edgefield County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

Female flowers with tufts of silky pappus bristles about 1cm long, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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JK Marlow    jkm071028_109

October    Edgefield County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

Involucres mostly in pedunculate glomerules; bracts imbricate, often purplish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Baccharis halimifolia, image of Baccharis halimifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_b_halimifolia_17

October        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_b_halimifolia_3

October        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_baccharis_halimifolia

October        

The glomerules are grouped into terminal paniculiform inflorescences, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Baccharis halimifolia, image of Baccharis halimifolia

JK Marlow    jkm061111_017

November    York County    SC

Field

One of the few woody members of the Aster family occurring in NC, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

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JK Marlow    jkm061111_021

November    York County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    jkm061111_023

November    York County    SC

Field

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Roxanna Martin    rlm11710_wr_14

November    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves egg-shaped, usually coarsely toothed, but upper ones sometimes entire, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

picture of Baccharis halimifolia, image of Baccharis halimifolia

Roxanna Martin    rlm11710_wr_28

November    Spartanburg County    SC

Bristles become quite conspicuous as the tiny fruits at their bases mature, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

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Gill Newberry    gn12_b_halimifolia_br

December