Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in open woodlands & glades over mafic or calcareous rocks, such as diabase, limestone, & dolomite, rarely in oak-pine savannas of upper Coastal Plain over circumneutral clay sediments, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Pink
Disc: Purplish
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers neuter
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Echinacea laevigata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Echinacea laevigata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-62-002:
Echinacea laevigata   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Purple Coneflower, Smooth Coneflower