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 nervosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-51-003a:
Heterotheca nervosa var. nervosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster


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Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, dry woodlands and forests (such as ridgetop pine/heath communities in the Mountains), roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in 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
Achene

 

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Pityopsis nervosa   FAMILY Asteraceae

Common Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster