Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3043

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (uncommon in GA, rare elsewhere)

Look for it in pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate (stem leaves 3 or fewer, plant appearing scapose)

FLOWER:
Spring
Disc: White
Rays: Absent
Disc flowers bisexual and fertile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Brownish
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Marshallia obovata var. scaposa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Marshallia obovata var. scaposa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-72-003b:
Marshallia obovata var. scaposa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Barbara's-buttons