Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1946

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Coastal Plain of South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC-SC)

Look for it in clay-based Carolina bays, roadsides, powerline rights-of-way, & other artificially open areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: White/Pink/Lavender
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Boltonia diffusa var. diffusa   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Boltonia diffusa var. diffusa   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-45-001?:
Boltonia caroliniana   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Doll's Daisy, Boltonia


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picture of Boltonia caroliniana, image of Boltonia diffusa var. diffusa

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_b_diffusa_diffusa_1

September    Lincoln County    NC

Leaf blades linear to narrowly lanceolate, bases not decurrent, per Flora of North America.

picture of Boltonia caroliniana, image of Boltonia diffusa var. diffusa

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_b_diffusa_diffusa_3

September    Lincoln County    NC

picture of Boltonia caroliniana, image of Boltonia diffusa var. diffusa

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_b_diffusa_diffusa_4

September    Lincoln County    NC

Stems erect (slender). Flower heads in paniculiform arrays, per Flora of North America.

picture of Boltonia caroliniana, image of Boltonia diffusa var. diffusa

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_b_diffusa_diffusa_2

October    Lincoln County    NC

Ray florets 20-40, corollas white to lilac, laminae 3-6.3mm, per Flora of North America.