Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3049

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare, endemic, apparently limited to Sandhills of AL-GA-NC-SC

Look for it in sandhills, on sandy roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pityopsis pinifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pityopsis pinifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-51-005:
Heterotheca pinifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Chrysopsis pinifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhills Golden-aster, Taylor County Golden-aster


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picture of Heterotheca pinifolia, image of Pityopsis pinifolia

Alan Cressler    alc_6259267266

October    Taylor County    

Fall Line Sandhills Natural Area

The epithet pinifolia means "with leaves like a pine tree", per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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picture of Heterotheca pinifolia, image of Pityopsis pinifolia

Alan Cressler    alc_6259268276

October    Taylor County    GA

Fall Line Sandhills Natural Area

Leaves and stem glabrate, not silky pubescent; leaves 0.8-1.5mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Heterotheca pinifolia, image of Pityopsis pinifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_pityopsis_pinifolia_4

October        

The numerous narrowly linear leaves distinguish it from our other Pityopsis, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

picture of Heterotheca pinifolia, image of Pityopsis pinifolia

Alan Cressler    alc_4091338925

November    Taylor County    GA

Fall Line Sandhills Natural Area

Rays yellow, 10-20, 1-1.5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.