Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Look for it in moist to fairly dry woodlands & forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers functionally staminate/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 5(6) ray flowers
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black/Brown
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chrysogonum virginianum +   FAMILY Asteraceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chrysogonum virginianum +   FAMILY Asteraceae

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-56-001:
Chrysogonum virginianum +   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Green-and-gold


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Harry Davis    hld322_a

February-March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

Flowers have 5 broad, fertile yellow rays up to 1/2" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Harry Davis    hld322_b

February-March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

The 25-50 disc florets are functionally staminate, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm0403b_11

March    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

It begins to bloom early in the Spring before foliage attains full size, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm070407_056

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm080405_029

April    Greenville County    SC

The hairy leaves are long-petioled, with ovate, scalloped blades, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm080405_034

April    Greenville County    SC

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_virg_brevistol_1229

April    Oconee County    SC

Oconee Station/Station Cove

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_virg_brevistol_5446

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_virginianums_b

April        

Laminae [blades] of the rays broadly elliptic, with 3-toothed apices, per Flora of North America.

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Tim Spira    tps_cvirginianum2

April        

Varieties brevistolon and australe are colonial, forming mats by stolons, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm170507_706

May    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District Visitors Center

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JK Marlow    jkm170507_707

May    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District Visitors Center

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JK Marlow    jkm131029_151

October    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Late October!