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


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image of Iva imbricata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ivim_001_lvd

        

image of Iva imbricata

JK Marlow    jkm0502e_35

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

image of Iva imbricata

JK Marlow    jkm0309q_09

September    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

Somewhat fleshy, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Iva imbricata

JK Marlow    jkm0309q_10

September    Horry County    SC

Myrtle Beach State Park

Flowers in the axils of upper bracteal leaves; fruit a yellow-brown achene, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Iva imbricata

JK Marlow    jkm0309q_30

September    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Shrub 0.5-1m tall, decumbent at base, branched mostly at base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Iva imbricata

JK Marlow    jkm0309q_31

September    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Often the most ocean-ward perennial plant, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.