OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Marshallia obovata var. obovata   FAMILY Asteraceae__   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Marshallia obovata var. obovata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Marshallia obovata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-72-003a:
Marshallia obovata var. obovata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Marshallia obovata

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-leaved Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-shaped Barbara's-buttons


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmobovata_4bjo

April-May?        

image of Marshallia obovata var. obovata, Piedmont Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-leaved Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-shaped Barbara's-buttons

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmobovata_5bjo

April-May?        

Leaves typically in basal clusters, with up to 10 stem leaves, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Marshallia obovata var. obovata, Piedmont Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-leaved Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-shaped Barbara's-buttons

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_marshallia_obovata

May        

image of Marshallia obovata var. obovata, Piedmont Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-leaved Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-shaped Barbara's-buttons

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_marshallia_obovata_11

May        

Members of this genus are glandular-dotted perennials w a peduncle over 5cm, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Marshallia obovata var. obovata, Piedmont Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-leaved Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-shaped Barbara's-buttons

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_marshallia_obovata_3

May        

Flower heads solitary; corollas white to very pale pink, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Marshallia obovata var. obovata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Marshallia obovata var. obovata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Marshallia obovata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-72-003a:
Marshallia obovata var. obovata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Marshallia obovata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2703

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Piedmont (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: Clay flats, woodland borders, dry woodlands, sandy riverbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate
Margins entire

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brownish
Achene

 

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