Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


664

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in NC Mountains

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, dry woodlands, forests, and disturbed places, apparently in the NC Mountains only in the Escarpment, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown/Black
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis

INCLUDED WITHIN Taxonomic synopsis of Pityopsis (Asteraceae) (Nesom, 2019)
Pityopsis aspera

SYNONYMOUS WITH A biosystematic study of Heterotheca section Pityopsis (Bowers, 1972)
Heterotheca adenolepis

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-51-002:
Heterotheca adenolepis   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Heterotheca graminifolia

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Chrysopsis graminifolia var. aspera

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Chrysopsis graminifolia

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pityopsis aspera

INCLUDED WITHIN -
Heterotheca aspera

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Pityopsis adenolepis

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster


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image of Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis, Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster

JK Marlow    jkm150822_833c

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

Peduncle, upper stem, phyllaries densely glandular-hairy (stipitate-glandular), per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis, Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster

JK Marlow    jkm210812_2673

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis, Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster

JK Marlow    jkm210812_2676

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Outer to inner phyllaries triangular, usually coarsely stipitate-glandular, per Taxonomic synopsis of Pityopsis (Asteraceae) (Nesom, 2019).

image of Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis, Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster

JK Marlow    s080914_a

August    Greenville County    SC

Field

Stem leaves strongly reduced upward, upper much smaller than middle, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis, Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster

JK Marlow    jkm120908_347

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis, Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster

Alan Cressler    alc_6258745807

October    Taylor County    GA

Fall Line Sandhills Natural Area

Ray florets 6-10; disc florets 15-45, per Flora of North America.

image of Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis, Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster

JK Marlow    jkm0510d_01

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Grasslike leaves with silky-silvery hairs on stems and leaves, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis, Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster

JK Marlow    jkm0510d_08

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis, Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster

JK Marlow    jkm071028_025

October    McCormick County    SC

Utility right-of-way

image of Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis, Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster

JK Marlow    jkm081025_019b

October    Greenville County    SC

Field

Nutlet fusiform, pubescent. Pappus tan to cinnamon-colored, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis, Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster

JK Marlow    jkm081025_019c

October    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Pityopsis aspera var. adenolepis, Carolina Silkgrass, Pineland Silkgrass, Grassleaf Goldenaster

JK Marlow    s071021_cd

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Lower leaves less than 10mm wide. Basal leaves much longer than stem leaves, per Weakley's Flora.