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

 

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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