Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-61-004:
Rudbeckia mollis FAMILY Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Soft-haired Coneflower, Woolly Coneflower
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Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Longleaf pine / turkey oak sandhills, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare in SC
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Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers sterile
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p274
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p326
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry (Porcher, 1995) p161
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p121
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p111
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