Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1608

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in pastures, bottomlands, streamsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish-blue
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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):
Vernonia glauca   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vernonia glauca   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-27-004:
Vernonia glauca   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed


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picture of Vernonia glauca, image of Vernonia glauca

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vegl_001_lvd

        

picture of Vernonia glauca, image of Vernonia glauca

JK Marlow    jkm110821_278

August    Pickens County    SC

Hagood Mill

Leaves numerous, elliptic to lanceolate, usually glaucous beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Vernonia glauca, image of Vernonia glauca

JK Marlow    jkm110821_278b

August    Pickens County    SC

Hagood Mill

picture of Vernonia glauca, image of Vernonia glauca

JK Marlow    jkm110821_278c

August    Pickens County    SC

Hagood Mill

32-48 disk flowers per head (no ray flowers), per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

picture of Vernonia glauca, image of Vernonia glauca

JK Marlow    jkm110821_281

August    Pickens County    SC

Hagood Mill

picture of Vernonia glauca, image of Vernonia glauca

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvglauca_wm1

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

picture of Vernonia glauca, image of Vernonia glauca

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvglauca_wm2

Month Unknown    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges