Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3394

Forb
Perennial

Native: Tennessee
Documented growing wild in - - -

Rare

Look for it on flood-scoured rocks along rivers. Restricted to rocks within the flood zone of the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate
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 (11/30/12):
Pityopsis ruthii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pityopsis ruthii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Chrysopsis ruthii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Heterotheca ruthii

 

COMMON NAME:
Ruth's Golden-aster


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image of Pityopsis ruthii

Alan Cressler    alc_7538964838

July    Polk County    TN

Cherokee National Forest

The heads are small, with about 12 rays 3/8" [1cm] long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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image of Pityopsis ruthii

Alan Cressler    alc_7538966622

July    Polk County    TN

Cherokee National Forest

The stems are leafy up to the flower heads, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Pityopsis ruthii

Alan Cressler    alc_7538968800

July    Polk County    TN

Cherokee National Forest

Leaves linear, 1-3" long, with silky hairs that give a silvery appearance, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Pityopsis ruthii

Alan Cressler    alc_20423680993

August    Polk County    TN

Cherokee National Forest

A low, much-branched plant growing on rocks along river gorges. Rare, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Pityopsis ruthii

Alan Cressler    alc_20857927899

August    Polk County    TN

Cherokee National Forest

image of Pityopsis ruthii

Alan Cressler    alc_21034775182

August    Polk County    TN

Cherokee National Forest