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Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas
Cauline leaves glabrous, crenulate to dentate-serrate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
Flowers yellow or white; the 5 fertile stamens w woolly purple filaments, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).
Hairs of the calyx & upper stem simple & glandular; pedicels longer than calyx, per Weakley's Flora.
The terminal raceme is long and loose with a single flower at each node, per Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005).
Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, sandy disturbed areas, roadsides
Leaves may be hairy or may not [vs. leaves of V. blattaria glabrous], per www.CalFlora.net.
Cauline leaves are lanceolate, crenate and sessile, per www.CalFlora.net.
If you see multiple flowers [fruit] per node, it is virgatum not blattaria, per www.CalFlora.net.
Glandular hairs dense on the leaves and on the stems, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Pedicels 1-3mm long, shorter than the calyx [vs. those of V. blattaria longer], per Weakley's Flora.
The fuzzy stamens resemble a moth's antennae, hence one common name, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry (Porcher, 1995).
Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, sometimes weedy on rock outcrops
Leaves densely woolly hairy, in a basal rosette & alternate spiral on stem, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses (Miller & Miller, 2005).
Basal & lower stem leaves with blades basally attenuate (vs. V. phlomoides distinctly petiolate), per Weakley's Flora (2023).
Inflorescence dense and spike-like (at least initially), per Weakley's Flora (2023).
Middle to upper stem leaves sessile, decurrent down the stem to the next leaf, per Weakley's Flora (2023).
Corolla yellow and 5-lobed, 15-25mm wide, within woolly 5-lobed sepals, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses (Miller & Miller, 2005).
Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadsides, longleaf pine sandhills (if left unburned)
Leaves densely tomentose; basal and lower stem leaves distinctly petiolate, per Weakley's Flora (2023).
Middle to upper stem leaves sessile to auriculate-clasping, slightly or not at all decurrent, per Weakley's Flora (2023).
Similar to V. thaspus, but often branched and the inflorescence interrupted, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).