Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1604

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains, uncommon in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in moist to dryish forests, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Dark brown
Achene

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Verbesina virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Verbesina virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-66-004a:
Verbesina virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phaethusa virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
White Crownbeard, Common Frostweed, White Wingstem, Virginia Wingstem


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picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    jkm110515_568

May    Greenville County    SC

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    jkm0407za_04

July    Pickens County    SC

Roadside

Heads in compact corymbs, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    s110705_ab

July    Greenville County    SC

Leaf margins coarsely serrate, petioles winged, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    jkm090812_006

August    Greenville County    SC

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    jkm090812_008

August    Greenville County    SC

The 3-5 ray flowers are white; disk flowers are grayish-white, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm090822_017

August    Greenville County    SC

Flower heads 20-100+ in a dense, usually flat-topped inflorescence, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    jkm090822_018

August    Greenville County    SC

Involucre of 1-2 series of lanceolate, erect, pubescent bracts, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    jkm090822_022

August    Greenville County    SC

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    jkm180814_3812

August    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_verbesina_virginica

August        

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvvirginica_wm2

August-September    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    jkm0509c_20

September        SC

Roadside

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    jkm120913_769

September    Greenville County    SC

Petioles winged, the tissue decurrent on the stem as wide wings, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    jkm120913_770

September    Greenville County    SC

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    jkm120913_778

September    Greenville County    SC

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

JK Marlow    jkm120913_782

September    Greenville County    SC

picture of Verbesina virginica var. virginica, image of Verbesina virginica var. virginica

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_virginica_white_1

September    Gilmer-Murray Counties    GA

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JK Marlow    s050904_d

September        SC

Roadside

Apex acute to acuminate, base rounded to cuneate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm141020_162

October    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm131125_394

November    Greenville County    SC

One of only a few species which may extrude ribbons of ice after a hard freeze.

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JK Marlow    jkm131125_415

November    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm131125_443

November    Greenville County    SC

These delicate ice formations are sometimes called "frost flowers".

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JK Marlow    jkm131125_445

November    Greenville County    SC

Other local "frost flower" producers include Cunila & some of the Crocanthemums.