Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2070

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common (uncommon in SC)

Look for it in dry woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring
Disc: White/ Purplish
Rays: Absent
Unisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-39-002b:
Antennaria plantaginifolia var. ambigens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Antennaria fallax var. calophylla

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Antennaria calophylla

 

COMMON NAME:
Big-head Pussytoes


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picture of Antennaria plantaginifolia var. ambigens, image of Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax

JK Marlow    jkm060429_131

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

Basal leaves tomentose on the upper surface, becoming glabrate with age, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Antennaria plantaginifolia var. ambigens, image of Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax

JK Marlow    jkm060429_132

April    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

White flowers in a close cluster at stem top [staminate flowers pictured], per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.