Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3046

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in xeric sandy forests and woodlands, primarily in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Lavender/Pink
Rays: Absent
Bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blackish
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Carphephorus bellidifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carphephorus bellidifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-32-001:
Carphephorus bellidifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Chaffhead, Carphephorus


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Keith Bradley    kab_c_bellidifolius_2565

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Showy heads near branch tips, each with several tubular disk flowers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

picture of Carphephorus bellidifolius, image of Carphephorus bellidifolius

Keith Bradley    kab_c_bellidifolius_2569

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Corymb usually 1/3 or more the length of the stem, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Carphephorus bellidifolius, image of Carphephorus bellidifolius

JK Marlow    jkm161001_116

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

picture of Carphephorus bellidifolius, image of Carphephorus bellidifolius

JK Marlow    jkm161001_119

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Phyllaries broadly elliptic to elliptic-obovate, glabrous, apices rounded, per Flora of North America.

picture of Carphephorus bellidifolius, image of Carphephorus bellidifolius

JK Marlow    jkm161001_120

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Heads in open, loose, usually corymbiform, sometimes paniculiform, arrays, per Flora of North America.

picture of Carphephorus bellidifolius, image of Carphephorus bellidifolius

JK Marlow    jkm161001_121

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

picture of Carphephorus bellidifolius, image of Carphephorus bellidifolius

JK Marlow    jkm161001_122

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

picture of Carphephorus bellidifolius, image of Carphephorus bellidifolius

JK Marlow    jkm161001_124

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Inflorescence about as broad as long, much-branched, with many heads, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

picture of Carphephorus bellidifolius, image of Carphephorus bellidifolius

JK Marlow    jkm161001_776

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Basal & proximal cauline lvs usually oblanceolate; cauline gradually reduced, per Flora of North America.

picture of Carphephorus bellidifolius, image of Carphephorus bellidifolius

Will Stuart    wil_2936035015_a61f9436de

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

These late season asters are butterfly magnets! Buckeye (Junonia coenia). — Will Stuart

picture of Carphephorus bellidifolius, image of Carphephorus bellidifolius

Will Stuart    wil_8444436577_cef98091e2

October    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Individual plants bloom for long periods and would make good garden subjects, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.