Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2749

Forb
Annual

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

Common (rare in Mountains, uncommon in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in sandy soils of fields, roadsides, and sandhill woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Croptilon divaricatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croptilon divaricatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-48-001:
Haplopappus divaricatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Isopappus divaricatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Scratch-daisy, Goldenweed


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image of Croptilon divaricatum

JK Marlow    jkm081009_140

October    Dorchester County    SC

image of Croptilon divaricatum

JK Marlow    jkm081009_141

October    Dorchester County    SC

image of Croptilon divaricatum

JK Marlow    jkm081009_144

October    Dorchester County    SC

Involucres cylindric to turbinate, 4-6mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs with ray and disc flowers