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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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

        

image of Elephantopus carolinianus, Leafy Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot

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

        

image of Elephantopus carolinianus, Leafy Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm130616_277

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Elephantopus carolinianus, Leafy Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm120825_944

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

image of Elephantopus carolinianus, Leafy Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot

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, Leafy Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm070908_041

September    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

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

image of Elephantopus carolinianus, Leafy Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm110925_624

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Elephantopus carolinianus, Leafy Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm190903_1221

September    Greenville County    SC

Flowers pink or purple, rarely white [as here!], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Elephantopus carolinianus, Leafy Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_carolinianus_2

September        

image of Elephantopus carolinianus, Leafy Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot

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.

image of Elephantopus carolinianus, Leafy Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot

JK Marlow    jkm201022_7899

October    Greenville County    SC