Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2805

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in prairie-like glades and oak savannas over gabbro (usually in Iredell soils) or calcareous rocks, cedar glades, calcareous (black belt or chalk) prairies, disturbed areas (naturalized from cultivation), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: Pinnately divided into 3-7 segments
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Grayish
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers neuter
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Ratibida pinnata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ratibida pinnata   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Grey-headed Coneflower, Globular Prairie Coneflower