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

Common (uncommon in NC Mountains)

Look for it in mesic to dry forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Pink/ Lavender
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
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):
Elephantopus carolinianus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Elephantopus carolinianus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-28-001:
Elephantopus carolinianus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Leafy Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_elca3_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_elca3_005_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm130616_277

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120825_944

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

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Gill Newberry    gn09_e_caroliniana_side

September        

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Gill Newberry    gn09_e_carolinianus_top

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm070908_037

September    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Each head has 4 disk flowers with 5 petal-like segments, per Wildflowers of the Eastern Forests.

image of Elephantopus carolinianus

JK Marlow    jkm070908_041

September    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Flower clusters subtended by relatively large leaflike bracts, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm110925_624

September    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_carolinianus_2

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_carolinianus_5

September        

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JK Marlow    jkm0410f_19

October    Greenville County    SC

Basal leaves few, stem leaves well developed but reduced upward, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.