Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3511

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont & Mountains) (rare in NC)

Look for it in sandhills, 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 graminifolia var. graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pityopsis graminifolia var. graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-51-003b?:
Heterotheca nervosa var. microcephala   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pityopsis microcephala

LESS THAN Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Chrysopsis graminifolia var. microcephala

 

COMMON NAME:
narrowleaf silkgrass, Grass-leaved Golden-aster, Grassleaf Aster