Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2301

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in floodplains, low moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: White
Rays: Absent
Disc flowers bisexual and fertile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Verbesina walteri   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbesina walteri   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-66-001:
Verbesina walteri   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard


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image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm200502_4481

May    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are alternate, narrowly elliptic, tapering to both ends, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm200502_4482

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

Roxanna Martin    rlm052009_038

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaf tissue forms narrow wings on leaf stalk and down the stem, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm190802_0506

August    Greenville County    SC

Leaves up to 8" long with pointed tips, tapering bases, & toothed edges, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm190810_0623

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm210824_2976

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

Betsy George    bmg091911_0312

September    Greenville County    SC

Pollinator at work.

image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm190903_1218

September    Greenville County    SC

Pollinator at work.

image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

JK Marlow    jkm210903_3315

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

Roxanna Martin    rlm091111_136

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Flower cluster large and open, with 10-100 flower heads, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

Roxanna Martin    rlm091111_137

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

Roxanna Martin    rlm091111_141

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Flower heads with many white tubular disk flowers, no ray flowers, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Verbesina walteri, Walter's Wingstem, Carolina Crownbeard, Walter's Crownbeard

Roxanna Martin    rlm102111_256

October    Spartanburg County    SC

Fruit oval, hairy, black with pale brown wings & 2 bristle-like awns, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.