Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2129

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal leaves usually absent or withered at flowering)

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Whitish/Pinkish
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gamochaeta calviceps   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gamochaeta falcata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-40-004b:
Gnaphalium purpureum var. falcatum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Gnaphalium calviceps

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Cudweed, Narrowleaf Purple Everlasting


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image of Gamochaeta calviceps, Narrowleaf Cudweed, Narrowleaf Purple Everlasting

JK Marlow    jkm210624_1527

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Gamochaeta calviceps, Narrowleaf Cudweed, Narrowleaf Purple Everlasting

JK Marlow    jkm210624_1532

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Inflorescence may look continuous-cylindric at stem tip in early-season plants, per Flora of North America.

image of Gamochaeta calviceps, Narrowleaf Cudweed, Narrowleaf Purple Everlasting

JK Marlow    jkm210624_1539

June    Spartanburg County    SC

The spatulate proximal leaves contrast with the much narrower cauline ones, per Flora of North America.

image of Gamochaeta calviceps, Narrowleaf Cudweed, Narrowleaf Purple Everlasting

JK Marlow    jkm210624_1543

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Phyllaries in 5-7 series, lacking purple color, per Flora of North America.

image of Gamochaeta calviceps, Narrowleaf Cudweed, Narrowleaf Purple Everlasting

JK Marlow    jkm210624_1546

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Gamochaeta calviceps, Narrowleaf Cudweed, Narrowleaf Purple Everlasting

JK Marlow    jkm210624_1552

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaf faces concolor or weakly bicolor, subpannose (hairs closely appressed), per Flora of North America.

image of Gamochaeta calviceps, Narrowleaf Cudweed, Narrowleaf Purple Everlasting

JK Marlow    jkm210624_1555

June    Spartanburg County    SC