Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2747

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it moist to mesic savannas and flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown/Black
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Trilisa odoratissima   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carphephorus odoratissimus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-31-001:
Trilisa odoratissima   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carphephorus odoratissimus var. odoratissimus

 

COMMON NAME:
Vanilla-leaf, Deer's-tongue, Pineland Purple


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image of Trilisa odoratissima, Vanilla-leaf, Deer's-tongue, Pineland Purple

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trod_001_lvd

        

image of Trilisa odoratissima, Vanilla-leaf, Deer's-tongue, Pineland Purple

Alistair Glen    gwn_carphephorusodorati2

August    Pender County    NC

Trilisa has smaller heads, and fewer phyllaries per head, than Carphephorus, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Trilisa odoratissima, Vanilla-leaf, Deer's-tongue, Pineland Purple

Alistair Glen    gwn_carphephorusodorati3

August    Pender County    NC

image of Trilisa odoratissima, Vanilla-leaf, Deer's-tongue, Pineland Purple

Alistair Glen    gwn_carphephorusodoratis

August    Pender County    NC

Plants have a strong odor of coumarin or vanilla, per Flora of North America.

image of Trilisa odoratissima, Vanilla-leaf, Deer's-tongue, Pineland Purple

Will Stuart    wil_t_odoratissima_657

September    New Hanover County    NC

Stanley Rehder Carnvorous Plant Garden

image of Trilisa odoratissima, Vanilla-leaf, Deer's-tongue, Pineland Purple

Will Stuart    wil_t_odoratissima_663

September    New Hanover County    NC

Stanley Rehder Carnvorous Plant Garden

Capitulescence corymbose, lateral branches equally or overtopping central ones, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Trilisa odoratissima, Vanilla-leaf, Deer's-tongue, Pineland Purple

Will Stuart    wil_t_odoratissima_667

September    New Hanover County    NC

Stanley Rehder Carnvorous Plant Garden

Stem leaves ovate to elliptic, half-clasping, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Trilisa odoratissima, Vanilla-leaf, Deer's-tongue, Pineland Purple

Will Stuart    wil_t_odoratissima_836

September    New Hanover County    NC

Stanley Rehder Carnvorous Plant Garden

Midstem leaves broadly elliptic, margins often shallowly dentate, per Flora of North America.

image of Trilisa odoratissima, Vanilla-leaf, Deer's-tongue, Pineland Purple

JK Marlow    jkm081009_090

October    Dorchester County    SC

Has the largest leaves of our species of Carphephorus and Trilisa, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Trilisa odoratissima, Vanilla-leaf, Deer's-tongue, Pineland Purple

JK Marlow    s081009_a

October    Dorchester County    SC

Basal leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, obtuse, base attenuate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.