Arnoglossum diversifolium

(Torrey & A. Gray) H. Robinson

Phytologia 28: 294. 1974

Synonyms: Conophora diversifolia (Torrey & A. Gray) Nieuwland Mesadenia difformis Small Mesadenia diversifolia (Torrey & A. Gray) Greene Senecio floridanus Schultz-Bipontinus
Basionyms: Cacalia diversifolia Torrey & A. Gray
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 624. Mentioned on page 623.
Plants 100–200(–300) cm. Stems proximally ribbed (and purplish), distally angular (and greenish). Basal leaves: (petioles with brownish hairs) blades ovate to cordate-ovate, to 10 cm (bases truncate), margins denticulate. Cauline leaves: proximal petiolate, deltate-hastate, margins dentate (faces glabrous); distal petiolate or sessile, smaller (faces finely puberulent). Involucres (7.5–)9–11 mm. Phyllaries lance-ovate, midvein wings uniform or highest at apices. Corollas white or purplish, 8.5–9.5(–10.5) mm. Cypselae fusiform, 3 mm; pappi (6–)7–8 mm. 2n = 50.

Phenology: Flowering mid May–early Jul (Aug–Sep, peninsular Florida).
Habitat: Wet or mucky soils, along streams, swamps, woodlands
Elevation: 0–100 m


Of conservation concern.

Arnoglossum diversifolium grows primarily in the Florida panhandle and adjacent Alabama and Georgia, and in Putnam and Levy counties, Florida.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.