Carolinas and Georgia

2749

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Croptilon divaricatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Croptilon divaricatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-48-001:
Haplopappus divaricatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Isopappus divaricatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Scratch-daisy, Goldenweed, Slender Scratch-daisy


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Look for it in sandy soils of fields, roadsides, and sandhill woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

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

Common (rare in Mountains, uncommon in NC Piedmont)

 

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Croptilon divaricatum   FAMILY Asteraceae

Scratch-daisy, Goldenweed, Slender Scratch-daisy