Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
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SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
Salmon Tasselflower, Cupid’s-shaving-brush
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Keith Bradley kab_e_fosbergii_76752
July Miami-Dade County FL
Corollas salmon or red-orange; involucre 1-2(-3)x as high as wide, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Habitat: Disturbed areas, flower beds, landscaping, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: Old World tropics
Rare in GA (waifs in the Carolinas)
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Leaves sessile and auriculate to winged-petiolate and clasping
Disc: Salmon or red-orange
Disc flowers bisexual and fertile (or inner functionally staminate)
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