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 GA Mountains, rare in NC-SC Mountains)

Look for it in woodlands and woodland borders, usually fairly dry, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & 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 tomentosus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Elephantopus tomentosus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-28-002:
Elephantopus tomentosus   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_elto2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0401e_11

January    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0007b_15

July    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0308m_17

August    Greenville County    SC

Two to five 5-lobed disk flowers in a circle, resembling ray flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm100821_457

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm100821_464

August    Greenville County    SC

Flowers in heads surrounded by 3 conspicuous bracts, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm100821_470

August    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are mostly basal, broadly oblong, and lie flat on the ground, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm160826_007

August    Greenville County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_e_tomentosus

August        

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JK Marlow    jkm111016_017

October    Greenville County    SC

Stems hirsute, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmetomentosus_habit

Month Unknown