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 Coastal Plain)

Look for it on moist slopes, in coves, limestone bluffs, trail margins, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Lavender/White
Disc: Yellow/Yellowish
Flower heads with 50-100 ray flowers
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-tan
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-44-001:
Erigeron pulchellus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Robin's Plantain