Berlandiera pumila

(Michaux) Nuttall

Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 342. 1840

Basionyms: Silphium pumilum Michaux Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 146. 1803
Synonyms: Berlandiera dealbata (Torrey & A. Gray) Small Berlandiera pumila var. dealbata (Torrey & A. Gray) Trelease Berlandiera tomentosa Poiret Berlandiera tomentosa var. dealbata Torrey & A. Gray Polymnia caroliniana unknown S. tomentosum unknown
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 86. Mentioned on page 84.
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Plants to 100 cm. Stems (erect) usually branched (sometimes suffrutescent). Leaves evenly distributed along stems; usually petiolate (at least at mid stem); blades oblong, oval, or ovate (widths 3/4–11/4 lengths, not lobed, except intergrades to B. ×humilis, bases truncate to subcordate), membranous, margins crenate, faces grayish velvety. Heads in paniculiform to corymbiform arrays. Peduncles hairy (hairs relatively fine, densely matted). Involucres 14–18 mm diam. Ray corollas deep yellow to orange-yellow, abaxial veins green, laminae 12–20 × 6–9 mm. Disc corollas red to maroon. Cypselae (obovate) 4.5–6 × 3–4 mm. 2n = 30.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–Aug.
Habitat: Sandy soils, roadsides, fields, woodland borders, open woodlots
Elevation: 30–100 m



Ala., Fla., Ga., S.C., Tex.




Lower Taxa

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