Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3387

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Common in Mountains (rare in Piedmont) (endemic)

Look for it in upland deciduous forests and woodlands, woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish-blue
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Vernonia flaccidifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vernonia flaccidifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Vernonia flaccidifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Tennessee Ironweed


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image of Vernonia flaccidifolia, Tennessee Ironweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_flaccidifolia_3

July        

Stem leaves abundant, stems glabrous. Flowers 16-26 per head, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.