Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2754

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in NC-SC (rare in GA) (endemic to GA-NC-SC)

Look for it in sandhills, dry rocky woodlands, bluffs, and barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (large) & alternate (small)

FLOWER:
Summer
Disc: Purplish-blue
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
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 (11/30/12):
Vernonia acaulis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vernonia acaulis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-27-001:
Vernonia acaulis   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Stemless Ironweed, Carolina Ironweed