Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


621

Forb
Annual/Biennial

Non-native: South America, probably
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

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

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full sun

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 (5/21/15):
Gamochaeta pensylvanica   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gamochaeta pensylvanica   FAMILY Asteraceae__

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

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gnaphalium spathulatum

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gnaphalium purpureum Linnaeus var. purpureum

 

COMMON NAME:
Wandering Cudweed, Pennsylvania Everlasting


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image of Gamochaeta pensylvanica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgpensylvanica_and4

April    Anderson County    SC

image of Gamochaeta pensylvanica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgpensylvanica_76

May        

image of Gamochaeta pensylvanica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgpensylvanica_and2

Month Unknown    Anderson County    SC

Spatulate to oblanceolate bracts among proximal heads surpassing glomerules, per Flora of North America.

image of Gamochaeta pensylvanica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgpensylvanica_and3

Month Unknown    Anderson County    SC

Blades spatulate to oblanceolate-obovate, faces concolor or weakly bicolor, per Flora of North America.