Carphephorus bellidifolius

(Michaux) Torrey & A. Gray
Fl. N. Amer. 2: 66. 1841.
Common names: Sandy-woods chaffhead
Endemic
Basionym: Liatris bellidifolia Michaux Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 93. 1803
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 538. Mentioned on page 536.

Plants 20–60 cm. Stems glabrous or glabrate (except peduncles), eglandular. Leaves: basal and proximal cauline usually oblanceolate, sometimes nearly spatulate, mostly 4–20 cm; cauline gradually reduced, faces gland-dotted. Heads in open, loose, usually corymbiform, sometimes paniculiform, arrays. Peduncles minutely puberulent (viscid, hairs not glandular). Involucres 7–12(–15) mm. Phyllaries 15–40+ in 3–5+ series, broadly elliptic to elliptic-obovate, glabrous, eglandular (except margins ciliate), apices rounded. Receptacles paleate (at least peripherally). Corollas eglandular, lobes 1.5–2.5 mm. Cypselae minutely sessile-glandular; pappus bristles in 1(–2) series. 2n = 20.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Dunes, sandhills, sandy rises in flatwoods, sandy fields, roadsides, weedy banks, open pine, scrub oak, and turkey oak-pine woods
Elevation: 10–40 m

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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Guy L. Nesom +
(Michaux) Torrey & A. Gray +
Liatris bellidifolia +
Sandy-woods chaffhead +
Ga. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
10–40 m +
Dunes, sandhills, sandy rises in flatwoods, sandy fields, roadsides, weedy banks, open pine, scrub oak, and turkey oak-pine woods +
Flowering Jul–Oct. +
Fl. N. Amer. +
Litrisa +  and Trilisa +
Carphephorus bellidifolius +
Carphephorus +
species +