Diaperia verna var. drummondii

(Torrey & A. Gray) Morefield
Novon 14: 469. 2004.
Common names: Gulf rabbit-tobacco
Endemic
Basionym: Filaginopsis drummondii Torrey & A. Gray Fl. N. Amer. 2: 263. 1842
Synonyms: Evax multicaulis var. drummondii (Torrey & A. Gray) A. Gray Evax verna var. drummondii (Torrey & A. Gray) Kartesz & Gandhi
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 462.

Heads ± spheric, largest mostly 2.5–3.3 mm. Pistillate paleae individually visible through thin sericeous indument.


Phenology: Flowering and fruiting mid Feb–mid May.
Habitat: Dunes, beaches, sandy soils, often where disturbed
Elevation: 0–100 m

Discussion

Variety drummondii is known from coastal Alabama and Texas (nearly to Mexico), including islands; it may be found with var. verna up to about 300 km inland in Texas (most plants starting about 50–150 km inland are intermediate to some degree).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

James D. Morefield +
(Torrey & A. Gray) Morefield +
Filaginopsis drummondii +
Gulf rabbit-tobacco +
Ala. +  and Tex. +
0–100 m +
Dunes, beaches, sandy soils, often where disturbed +
Flowering and fruiting mid Feb–mid May. +
Evax multicaulis var. drummondii +  and Evax verna var. drummondii +
Diaperia verna var. drummondii +
Diaperia verna +
variety +