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

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

        

image of Trilisa odoratissima

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

Alistair Glen    gwn_carphephorusodorati3

August    Pender County    NC

image of Trilisa odoratissima

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

Will Stuart    wil_t_odoratissima_657

September    New Hanover County    NC

Stanley Rehder Carnvorous Plant Garden

image of Trilisa odoratissima

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

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

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

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

JK Marlow    s081009_a

October    Dorchester County    SC

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