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


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image of Iva frutescens var. frutescens

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

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

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_ifrutescensfrutescen1

September    Dare County    NC