Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Red Spiderling at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Red Spiderling, Spreading Hogweed
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August Miami-Dade County FL
Inflorescence branches divergent, terminating in clusters of 2-5 flowers, per Flora of North America.
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America
Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, vacant lots, road shoulders, other dry disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Native to South Carolina & Georgia (possibly introduced in NC)
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Leaves have petioles.
Purplish-red to reddish-pink or nearly white
5-lobed campanulate-to-rotate, petaloid calyx
Flowers in dichasial panicles
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
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