Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


664

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Carolina Mountains), an endemic

Look for it in dry woodlands, forests, & disturbed places, apparently in NC Mountains only in the Escarpment, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown/Black
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pityopsis adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-51-002:
Heterotheca adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas
Heterotheca graminifolia

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Chrysopsis graminifolia var. aspera

 

COMMON NAME:
Grass-leaved Golden-aster, Grassleaf Aster