OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Marshallia obovata var. scaposa   FAMILY Asteraceae__   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Marshallia obovata

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Marshallia obovata

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Marshallia, Savanna Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-shaped Barbara's-buttons


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image of Marshallia obovata var. scaposa, Sandhill Marshallia, Savanna Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-shaped Barbara's-buttons

Will Stuart    wil_5707777355_55b4037e54

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

A single, terminal, hemispherical flower head, about 1" (2.5cm) wide, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Marshallia obovata var. scaposa, Sandhill Marshallia, Savanna Barbara's-buttons, Spoon-shaped Barbara's-buttons

Will Stuart    wil_9635544011_e0679e1524

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Flowers perched atop nearly naked stems ("scapose"). Leaves mostly basal.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Marshallia obovata var. scaposa   FAMILY Asteraceae__

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Marshallia obovata

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Marshallia obovata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3043

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in Coastal Plain

Habitat: Longleaf pine savannas, flatwoods, and moister longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Brownish
Achene

 

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