Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


916

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Usually pale lavender to purplish
Rays: Absent
Disc flowers bisexual and fertile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brownish
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Marshallia graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Marshallia graminifolia var. graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-72-001:
Marshallia graminifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Grassleaf Barbara's-buttons


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmm_graminifolia

August        

Lvs basally disposed, either all below stem midpoint or upper markedly smaller, per Weakley's Flora.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmgraminifolia_2

August        

Leaves up to 10" long and about 5/8" wide, with an evidently 3-nerved blade, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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Will Stuart    wil_9506517840_7aaa7777fe

August    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

Flowers all discoid, long-tubular with lobes about half as long as tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmgraminifolia_echaw1

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Members of this genus are glandular-dotted perennials w a peduncle over 5cm, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Marshallia graminifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmgraminifolia_echaw2

Month Unknown    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest