Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

                       

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camera icon Common Name: Southern Maritime Marsh-elder, Southern Bigleaf Marsh-elder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iva frutescens var. frutescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iva frutescens ssp. frutescens
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iva frutescens 179-01-001

 

Look for it in brackish marshes and marsh edges, normally on the back side of barrier islands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Seashore Elder, Dune Marsh-elder, Seacoast Marsh-elder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iva imbricata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Iva imbricata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iva imbricata 179-01-002

 

Look for it on dunes, upper beach, island-end flats

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sumpweed, Rough Marsh-elder, Annual Marsh-elder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Iva annua
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Iva annua +
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Iva annua 179-01-003

 

Look for it in fields, disturbed places

Rare, probably introduced to parts of our area from by Native Americans

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Outcrop Ragweed, Glade Ragweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Ambrosia species 1

 

Native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Giant Ragweed, Great Ragweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ambrosia trifida var. trifida
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Ambrosia trifida var. trifida
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ambrosia trifida 179-02-002

 

Look for it in floodplains, moist pastures, disturbed ground

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Annual Ragweed, Common Ragweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ambrosia artemisiifolia
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Ambrosia artemisiifolia +
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ambrosia artemisiifolia 179-02-003

 

Look for it in roadsides, gardens, disturbed soils, thin soils on rock outcrops

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Savanna Indian Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Arnoglossum ovatum var. lanceolatum
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Arnoglossum ovatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cacalia lanceolata 179-18-001

 

Look for it in wet savannas, esp over coquina limestone ("marl")

Common in GA (rare in NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Broadleaf Indian Plantain, Ovateleaf Indian Plantain, Ovateleaf Cacalia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Arnoglossum ovatum var. ovatum
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Arnoglossum ovatum

 

Look for it in bottomlands, bay forests, moist or wet forests

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pale Indian Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Arnoglossum atriplicifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arnoglossum atriplicifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cacalia atriplicifolia 179-18-002

 

Look for it in mesic forests, woodland edges, clearings

Common (uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Great Indian Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Arnoglossum reniforme
(?) PLANTS National Database: Arnoglossum reniforme
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cacalia muhlenbergii 179-18-003

 

Look for it in cove forests, other mesic forests

Common

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Variable-leaf Indian Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Arnoglossum diversifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arnoglossum diversifolium

 

Look for it in calcareous swamps, calcareous hydric hammocks

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Salmon Tasselflower, Cupid’s-shaving-brush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Emilia fosbergii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Emilia fosbergii

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Old World tropics

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Groundsel
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Senecio vulgaris
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Senecio vulgaris
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Senecio vulgaris 179-19-001

 

Look for it on roadsides, in fields, disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rugel's Ragwort, Rugelia, Rugel's Indian Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Rugelia nudicaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rugelia nudicaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Senecio rugelia 179-19-010

 

Look for it in high elevation forests and openings, primarily in spruce-fir forests, but extending in places downslope into northern hardwood forests

Rare, endemic to the Great Smoky Mtns in NC-TN

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fireweed, American Burnweed, Pilewort
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Erechtites hieraciifolius
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erechtites hieraciifolius var. hieraciifolius
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erechtites hieracifolia 179-20-001

 

Look for it in disturbed soil in nearly all habitats except the extremely xeric, present in most parts of the modern (beat-up) landscape at least as seedlings, liable to turn up at the smallest disturbance (such as small tree-fall tip-up mounds or campfires, even in large natural areas), most abundant in areas extensively disturbed or scarified by timber-harvest, bulldozing, or severe fire

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bachelor's Buttons, Cornflower
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Cyanus segetum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Centaurea cyanus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Centaurea cyanus 179-24-002

 

Look for it on roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (rare in GA Mountains)

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spotted Knapweed, Bushy Knapweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos
(?) PLANTS National Database: Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Centaurea maculosa 179-24-003

 

Look for it on roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (rare in GA & SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blessed Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Centaurea benedicta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cnicus benedictus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Centaurea benedicta 179-24-004

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA-NC-SC, uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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Common Name: Russian Knapweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Acroptilon repens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acroptilon repens

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Tumble Knapweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Centaurea diffusa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Centaurea diffusa

 

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Maltese Star-thistle
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Centaurea melitensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Centaurea melitensis

 

Look for it in waste areas near wool-combing mill, roadsides, disturbed areas

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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Common Name: Black Knapweed, Spanish-buttons
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Centaurea nigra
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Centaurea nigra

 

Look for it on roadsides, in disturbed areas

Rare in NC

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bull Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium vulgare
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium vulgare
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus lanceolatus 179-25-001

 

Look for it in meadows, pastures, & disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: LeConte's Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium lecontei
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium lecontei
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus lecontei 179-25-002

 

Look for it in wet pine savannas, bogs

Rare in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Yellow Thistle, Purple Thistle, Bristle Thistle, Horrid Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium horridulum var. horridulum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium horridulum var. horridulum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus spinosissimus 179-25-003

 

Look for it on roadsides, woodlands, pine savannas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium discolor
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium discolor
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus discolor 179-25-005

 

Look for it in pastures, woodlands, thickets

Common (rare in Piedmont south of VA, rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tall Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium altissimum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium altissimum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus altissimus 179-25-006

 

Look for it in pastures, woodlands, thickets

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Virginia Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium virginianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium virginianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus virginianus 179-25-007

 

Look for it in moist to fairly dry pine savannas, bogs

Uncommon in Coastal Plain of NC-SC, rare elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Thistle, Spring Thistle, Soft Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium carolinianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium carolinianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus carolinianus 179-25-008

 

Look for it in prairies, open woodlands over mafic, ultramafic, or calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Coastal Tall Thistle, Nuttall's Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium nuttallii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium nuttallii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus nuttallii 179-25-009

 

Look for it in pine savannas, roadsides, pastures

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sandhill Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium repandum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium repandum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus repandus 179-25-010

 

Look for it in sandhills, other dry sandy habitats

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium muticum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium muticum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus muticus 179-25-011

 

Look for it in swamps, wet thickets, woodlands, seepage slopes, wet prairies, meadows

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Pasture Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium pumilum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium pumilum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus pumilus 179-25-012

 

Look for it in pastures, thickets and woodlands, perhaps esp over mafic rocks

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Canada Thistle, Field Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cirsium arvense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cirsium arvense
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus arvensis 179-25-013

 

Look for it in pastures, disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare in NC Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nodding Thistle, Musk Thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Carduus nutans
(?) PLANTS National Database: Carduus nutans
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus nutans 179-25-014

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in NC)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Plumeless Thistle, Spiny Plumeless-thistle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Carduus acanthoides
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Carduus acanthoides 179-25-015

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, pastures

Rare in NC-SC

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Blessed Milk-thistle, Blessed-thistle, Milk-thistle
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Silybum marianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Silybum marianum

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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Common Name: Greater Burdock
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Arctium lappa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arctium lappa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arctium lappa 179-26-001

 

Look for it in fields and roadsides

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Lesser Burdock
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Arctium minus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Arctium minus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Arctium minus 179-26-003

 

Look for it in pastures, barnyards, roadsides, other disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Stemless Ironweed, Carolina Ironweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vernonia acaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vernonia acaulis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vernonia acaulis 179-27-001

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry rocky woodlands, bluffs, and barrens

Common in NC-SC (rare in GA) (endemic to GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Ironweed, Slender Ironweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vernonia angustifolia ssp. angustifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vernonia angustifolia var. angustifolia 179-27-003a

 

Look for it in sandhills

Common in NC-SC (rare in GA) (endemic to GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Ironweed, Appalachian Ironweed, Tawny Ironweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vernonia glauca
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vernonia glauca
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vernonia glauca 179-27-004

 

Look for it in pastures, bottomlands, streamsides

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: New York Ironweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vernonia noveboracensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vernonia noveboracensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vernonia noveboracensis 179-27-005

 

Look for it in pastures, bottomlands, streamsides

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tall Ironweed, Common Ironweed, Giant Ironweed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Vernonia gigantea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vernonia gigantea ssp. gigantea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vernonia altissima 179-27-006

 

Look for it in pastures, bottomlands, streamsides

Common

Native to Georgia, North Carolina, & possibly South Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tennessee Ironweed
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Vernonia flaccidifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vernonia flaccidifolia

 

Look for it in upland deciduous forests and woodlands, woodland borders

Common in Mountains (rare in Piedmont) (endemic)

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Lettermann's Ironweed, Narrowleaf Ironweed
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Vernonia lettermanii
SYNONYMOUS WITH (CORRECTIBLE ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) PLANTS National Database: Vernonia lettermannii

 

Look for it in gravel bars

Native: Western US

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Leafy Elephant's Foot, Carolina Elephant's Foot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Elephantopus carolinianus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Elephantopus carolinianus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Elephantopus carolinianus 179-28-001

 

Look for it in mesic to dry forests & woodlands

Common (uncommon in NC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Elephant's Foot, Upland Elephant's Foot, Woodland Elephant's Foot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Elephantopus tomentosus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Elephantopus tomentosus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Elephantopus tomentosus 179-28-002

 

Look for it in woodlands and woodland borders, usually fairly dry

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains, rare in NC-SC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Plain Elephant's Foot, Smooth Elephant's Foot, Savanna Elephant's Foot, Pineland Elephant's Foot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Elephantopus nudatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Elephantopus nudatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Elephantopus nudatus 179-28-003

 

Look for it in woodlands and woodland borders, usually fairly dry

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Sclerolepis, Pink bogbutton
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Sclerolepis uniflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Sclerolepis uniflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Sclerolepis uniflora 179-29-001

 

Look for it in shallow water (later sometimes stranded on shore by dropping water levels) of clay-based Carolina bays, natural lake shores, blackwater stream shores and swamps, in seepage wetlands including sea-level fens

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dense Blazing-star, Mountain Blazing-star, Florist's Gayfeather, Dense Gayfeather
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Liatris spicata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris spicata var. spicata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris spicata var. spicata 179-30-001a

 

Look for it in prairies, roadsides, seepages, bogs, grassy balds

Common (uncommon in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Prairie Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Liatris pycnostachya +
(?) PLANTS National Database: Liatris pycnostachya +

 

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dense Blazing-star, Bog Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Liatris resinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris spicata var. resinosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris spicata var. resinosa 179-30-001b

 

Look for it in bogs, wet longleaf pine pine savannas, seepages

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains) (endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Blazing-star, Smallhead Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris microcephala
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris microcephala
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris microcephala 179-30-002

 

Look for it on outcrops of acidic rocks (sandstone, granite, gneiss)

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Grassleaf Blazing-star, Shaggy Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris pilosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris pilosa
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris graminifolia 179-30-003

 

Look for it in sandhills, pine barrens, other xeric forests and woodlands, fields, roadbanks

Common (uncommon in SC, rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wand Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris virgata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris virgata
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris graminifolia 179-30-003?

 

Look for it in open woods, roadbanks

Common (rare in GA Mountains), endemic

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Blazing-star, Heller's Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Liatris helleri
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Liatris helleri
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris helleri 179-30-006

 

Look for it on high elevation rock outcrops, sometimes on ledges of precipitous cliffs, rocky openings in heath balds, shale barrens

Rare (an endemic)

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sandhills Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris cokeri
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Liatris cokeri
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris regimontis 179-30-007

 

Look for it in sandhills

Common

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sandhills Blazing-star, One-sided Blazing-star, Lax Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Liatris secunda
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Liatris pauciflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liatris secunda 179-30-008

 

Look for it in sandhills

Uncommon (rare in GA & NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Chapman's Blazing-star
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Liatris chapmanii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liatris chapmanii

 

Look for it in xeric sands of Florida scrub, longleaf pine sandhills, and pine rocklands

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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