Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3098

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

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

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-01-001:
Iva frutescens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Maritime Marsh-elder