Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-51-002:
Heterotheca adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Heterotheca graminifolia

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Chrysopsis graminifolia var. aspera

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster


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Look for it in dry woodlands, forests, and disturbed places, apparently in NC Mountains only in the Escarpment, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in NC-SC Mountains

 

full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown/Black
Achene

 

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



Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster