Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3158

Forb
Annual

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

Common in GA Coastal Plain (uncommon in SC, rare in NC)

Look for it in sandhills, disturbed sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: mostly yellow, sometimes absent
Disc: Reddish-purple
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers sterile
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):
Gaillardia aestivalis var. aestivalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaillardia aestivalis var. aestivalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-74-002:
Gaillardia aestivalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gaillardia lanceolata var. lanceolata

 

COMMON NAME:
Lanceleaf Blanketflower, Sandhills Gaillardia, Rayless Blanketflower