Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3491

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare in GA & NC

Look for it in dry woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Usually opposite, upper sometimes alternate
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: White
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Lustrous black
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eupatorium godfreyanum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eupatorium godfreyanum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-34-017b?:
Eupatorium sessilifolium var. vaseyi   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Eupatorium vaseyi

LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Eupatorium sessilifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Godfrey's Thoroughwort


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image of Eupatorium godfreyanum

JK Marlow    jkm120727_870

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Plants pubescent below the inflorescence, leaves 1-3(3.5) x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eupatorium godfreyanum

JK Marlow    jkm120727_873

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves pinnately veined, generally distinctly broadest near base, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Eupatorium godfreyanum

JK Marlow    jkm120727_875

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Heads in corymbiform arrays, per Flora of North America.

image of Eupatorium godfreyanum

JK Marlow    jkm120727_875b

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Phyllaries lanceolate (tapering at tips), apices acute, not mucronate, per Flora of North America.