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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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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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.

picture of -, 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.

picture of -, 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.

picture of -, image of Pityopsis ruthii

Alan Cressler    alc_20857927899

August    Polk County    TN

Cherokee National Forest

picture of -, image of Pityopsis ruthii

Alan Cressler    alc_21034775182

August    Polk County    TN

Cherokee National Forest