Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3380

Forb
Perennial
Polygamo-dioecious [mostly dioecious, but with some bisexual flowers]

Native: probably persistent from cultivation in NC, seemingly native northward
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare in NC

Look for it in dry open places, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Yellowish
Rays: Absent
Mostly unisexual, heads either staminate or primarily pistillate
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Anaphalis margaritacea   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Anaphalis margaritacea   FAMILY Asteraceae__

(?) Linnaeus
Gnaphalium margaritaceum

 

COMMON NAME:
Pearly Everlasting


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_anma_001_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_margaritacea_78800

August    Hamilton County    NY

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_margaritacea_78908

August    Hamilton County    NY

Has the aspect of Pseudognaphalium [Rabbit Tobacco], per Flora of North America.

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_margaritacea_78908b

August    Hamilton County    NY

Phyllaries in 8-12 series and bright white. Florets' corollas yellowish, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm130906_058

September    Washington County    ME

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JK Marlow    jkm130906_062

September    Washington County    ME

Leaf blades - abaxial faces tomentose or glabrescent (proximal leaves), per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm130906_077

September    Washington County    ME

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JK Marlow    jkm130906_079

September    Washington County    ME

Leaf bases subclasping, decurrent, margins revolute, adaxial faces green, per Flora of North America.