Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4096

Forb
Annual

Native to tropical America (inc s. Florida? original distribution unclear)
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, but spreading northward

Look for it on roadsides, in mowed areas, other dry disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers usually bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate and fertile
Flower heads with 5 ray flowers
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pectis prostrata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pectis prostrata   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pectis prostrata

 

COMMON NAME:
spreading chinchweed


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image of Pectis prostrata

Keith Bradley    kab_p_prostrata_75758

September    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Leaves & phyllaries in all Pectis species dotted with embedded oil-glands, per Flora of North America.

image of Pectis prostrata

Keith Bradley    kab_p_prostrata_75758b

September    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Leaf margins w 4-12pr of setae [bristles]. Flower heads w 5 yellow ray florets, per Flora of North America.