Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2212

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in woodlands and woodland borders, usually fairly dry, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Pink/ Lavender
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Elephantopus nudatus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Elephantopus nudatus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-28-003:
Elephantopus nudatus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Plain Elephant's Foot, Smooth Elephant's Foot, Savanna Elephant's Foot, Pineland Elephant's Foot


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image of Elephantopus nudatus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_elnu_001_lvd

        

image of Elephantopus nudatus

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_elephantopus_nudatus1

August    Moore County    NC

Flowers all discoid [no ray flowers], pink or purple, rarely white, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Elephantopus nudatus

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_elephantopus_nudatus2

August    Moore County    NC

Leaves essentially all basal, flat on the ground (maybe 1-2 small stem lvs), per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.