Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2570

Forb
Annual/Biennial

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

Common

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

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
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 purpurea   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gamochaeta purpurea   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-40-004a:
Gnaphalium purpureum var. purpureum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Spoonleaf Purple Everlasting, Purple Cudweed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_gapu3_002_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gnpu2_001_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_purpurea_0167

April    Lexington County    SC

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_purpurea_0168

April    Lexington County    SC

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_purpurea_0176

April    Lexington County    SC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgpurpurea_home1

April    Anderson County    SC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgpurpurea_home4

April    Anderson County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm43011_223

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm51411_196

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Outer phyllaries are hairy at their bases, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm52111_290

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Pappus bristles capillary, antrorsely barbed, promptly deciduous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgpurpurea_and10

Month Unknown    Anderson County    SC

Lvs bicolored, greenish glabrescent above. Stem lvs oblanceolate to spatulate, per Weakley's Flora.