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


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JK Marlow    jkm090801_003

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm150822_833c

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

Peduncle, upper stem, phyllaries densely glandular-hairy (stipitate-glandular), per Weakley's Flora.


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JK Marlow    s080914_a

August    Greenville County    SC

Field

Stem leaves strongly reduced upward, upper much smaller than middle, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm080914_038

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

Involucres 4.5-8mm high, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120908_346

September    Greenville County    SC

Rays yellow, 4-10, 1-1.5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm120908_347

September    Greenville County    SC

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Alan Cressler    alc_6258745807

October    Taylor County    GA

Fall Line Sandhills Natural Area

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JK Marlow    jkm0510d_01

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Grasslike leaves with silky-silvery hairs on stems and leaves, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm0510d_08

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm071028_025

October    McCormick County    SC

Utility right-of-way

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JK Marlow    jkm081025_019b

October    Greenville County    SC

Field

Nutlet fusiform, pubescent. Pappus tan to cinnamon-colored, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm081025_019c

October    Greenville County    SC

Field

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JK Marlow    s071021_cd

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Lower leaves less than 10mm wide. Basal leaves much longer than stem leaves, per Weakley's Flora.