Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


619

Forb
Annual/Biennial

Non-native: South America

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it sandy roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

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

FRUIT:
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 coarctata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gamochaeta americana   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-40-004d:
Gnaphalium purpureum var. americanum   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Shiny Cudweed, American Everlasting


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image of Gamochaeta coarctata, Shiny Cudweed, American Everlasting

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0575

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Involucres 2.5-3.0 mm high, more-or-less purplish, the bases glabrous, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Gamochaeta coarctata, Shiny Cudweed, American Everlasting

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0577

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Corollas usually purplish distally, per Flora of North America.

image of Gamochaeta coarctata, Shiny Cudweed, American Everlasting

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0580

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaf blades spatulate to oblanceolate-obovate, adaxially glabrous or glabrate, per Flora of North America.

image of Gamochaeta coarctata, Shiny Cudweed, American Everlasting

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0584

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Basal rosettes present at flowering; leaf faces bicolor, per Flora of North America.