Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


769

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it on dunes, upper beach, island-end flats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate (lower leaves opposite)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Cream-colored/ Greenish-white
Rays: Absent or less than 3mm
Unisexual
Staminate corollas distinctly 5-lobed
5 stamens in staminate flowers
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish-brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Iva imbricata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Iva imbricata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-01-002:
Iva imbricata   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Seashore Elder, Dune Marsh-elder