OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Carphephorus bellidifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae__   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carphephorus bellidifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-32-001:
Carphephorus bellidifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Chaffhead, Carphephorus, Sandywoods Chaffhead


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Keith Bradley    kab_c_bellidifolius_2565

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Showy heads near branch tips, each with several tubular disk flowers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Carphephorus bellidifolius, Sandhill Chaffhead, Carphephorus, Sandywoods Chaffhead

Keith Bradley    kab_c_bellidifolius_2569

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Corymb usually 1/3 or more the length of the stem, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm161001_116

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

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JK Marlow    jkm161001_119

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Phyllaries broadly elliptic to elliptic-obovate, glabrous, apices rounded, per Flora of North America.

image of Carphephorus bellidifolius, Sandhill Chaffhead, Carphephorus, Sandywoods Chaffhead

JK Marlow    jkm161001_120

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Heads in open, loose, usually corymbiform, sometimes paniculiform, arrays, per Flora of North America.

image of Carphephorus bellidifolius, Sandhill Chaffhead, Carphephorus, Sandywoods Chaffhead

JK Marlow    jkm161001_121

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Carphephorus bellidifolius, Sandhill Chaffhead, Carphephorus, Sandywoods Chaffhead

JK Marlow    jkm161001_122

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Carphephorus bellidifolius, Sandhill Chaffhead, Carphephorus, Sandywoods Chaffhead

JK Marlow    jkm161001_124

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Inflorescence about as broad as long, much-branched, with many heads, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Carphephorus bellidifolius, Sandhill Chaffhead, Carphephorus, Sandywoods Chaffhead

JK Marlow    jkm161001_776

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Basal & proximal cauline lvs usually oblanceolate; cauline gradually reduced, per Flora of North America.

image of Carphephorus bellidifolius, Sandhill Chaffhead, Carphephorus, Sandywoods Chaffhead

Will Stuart    wil_2936035015_a61f9436de

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

These late season asters are butterfly magnets! Buckeye (Junonia coenia). — Will Stuart

image of Carphephorus bellidifolius, Sandhill Chaffhead, Carphephorus, Sandywoods Chaffhead

Will Stuart    wil_8444436577_cef98091e2

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Individual plants bloom for long periods and would make good garden subjects, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Carphephorus bellidifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carphephorus bellidifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-32-001:
Carphephorus bellidifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3046

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, rarely in other xeric sandy forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Lavender/Pink
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blackish
Achene

 

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