Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3047

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in savannas, flatwoods, and sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish, rose-purplish
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blackish
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carphephorus tomentosus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-32-002:
Carphephorus tomentosus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Sticky Chaffhead


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image of Carphephorus tomentosus

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_tomentosus3

September    Onslow County    NC

image of Carphephorus tomentosus

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_tomentosus3b

September    Onslow County    NC

Flower heads are 12mm wide with acute, appressed, sticky-glandular bracts, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Carphephorus tomentosus

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_tomentosus4

September    Onslow County    NC

The infloresence is composed of 3-many ascending branches, each with 1 head, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.