Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Winter annual

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

Common (uncommon to rare in Mountains)

Look for it in disturbed areas, roadsides, fields, lawns, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Disc: Whitish/Pinkish
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-brown/Reddish-brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gamochaeta argyrinea   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gamochaeta purpurea   FAMILY Asteraceae__

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-40-004a:
Gnaphalium purpureum var. purpureum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Gamochaeta argyrinea

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Cudweed