Carolinas and Georgia

1602

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Verbesina alternifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbesina alternifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Actinomeris alternifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-66-002:
Verbesina alternifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Ridan alternifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Wingstem


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Look for it in alluvial forests, marshes, floodplain pastures, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers sterile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Verbesina alternifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

Common Wingstem