Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in sandhills, dry woodlands & forests (such as ridgetop pine/heath communities in the Mountains), roadbanks, 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
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-51-003a:
Heterotheca nervosa var. nervosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas
Heterotheca correllii

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

 

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