Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3845

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

SC Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed List, 2004
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal rosette usually deciduous by flowering)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Disc: Pinkish-purple
Rays: Absent
Bisexual, fertile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/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):
Acroptilon repens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acroptilon repens   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Centaurea repens

SYNONYMOUS WITH The families and genera of vascular plants (Kadereit & Jeffrey, 2007)
Rhaponticum repens

 

COMMON NAME:
Russian Knapweed