OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Iva frutescens var. frutescens   FAMILY Asteraceae__   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iva frutescens ssp. frutescens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-01-001:
Iva frutescens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Maritime Marsh-elder, Southern Bigleaf Marsh-elder


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image of Iva frutescens var. frutescens, Southern Maritime Marsh-elder, Southern Bigleaf Marsh-elder

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ifrutescensfrutesce1b

September    Dare County    NC

Flower heads pendent, each subtended by a foliaceous bract, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Iva frutescens var. frutescens, Southern Maritime Marsh-elder, Southern Bigleaf Marsh-elder

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ifrutescensfrutesce1c

September    Dare County    NC

Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, serrate, base cuneate, both surfaces pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Iva frutescens var. frutescens, Southern Maritime Marsh-elder, Southern Bigleaf Marsh-elder

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ifrutescensfrutescen1

September    Dare County    NC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Iva frutescens var. frutescens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iva frutescens ssp. frutescens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-01-001:
Iva frutescens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

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3098

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Brackish marshes and marsh edges, normally on the back side of barrier islands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous to nearly evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Cream-colored/ Greenish-white
Rays: Absent or less than 3mm
Unisexual
Staminate corollas distinctly 5-lobed
5 stamens in staminate flowers
Inferior ovary

Flower heads solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blackish-brown
Achene

 

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