Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3791

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or alternate (basal leaves persistent)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers functionally staminate/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Flower heads with 10-15(20) ray flowers, notched at apex
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):
Silphium asteriscus var. simpsonii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Silphium simpsonii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2010)
Silphium asteriscus var. simpsonii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Silphium gracile

 

COMMON NAME:
Simpson's rosinweed