Sericocarpus tortifolius

(Michaux) Nees
Gen. Sp. Aster., 151. 1832.
Common names: Dixie white-topped aster
Endemic
Basionym: Aster tortifolius Michaux Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 109. 1803 Conyza bifoliatus Walter
Synonyms: Aster bifoliatus (Walter) H. E. Ahles Sericocarpus acutisquamus (Nash) Small Sericocarpus bifoliatus (Walter) Porter Sericocarpus collinsii Nuttall
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 104. Mentioned on page 103.

Plants 33–117 cm. Stems erect, hairy. Leaves basal and proximalmost cauline withering by flowering; cauline sessile; blades obovate, 10–40 × 3–10 mm, margins entire, apices acuminate to slightly cuspidate, faces hairy, resinous. Heads 2–4 per branch, in corymbiform arrays. Peduncle bracts broadly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, hairy. Involucres 5–8 mm. Phyllaries in 4–5 series, outer 2–3 mm, first mid 3–4 mm, second mid 4–6 mm, puberulent. Ray florets 2–5; corolla tubes 3–4 mm, laminae 3–6 mm. Disc florets 6–11; corolla tubes 4–6 mm, lobes 1–2 mm. Ovaries fusiform-obconic, 1–3 mm, densely strigose; pappi: inner series 6–8 mm. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering mid summer–early fall.
Habitat: Dry to moist clay, sandy and gravelly open soils in oak and pine barrens, oak scrub, pastures, roadsides, mostly coastal plain
Elevation: 0–200 m

Distribution

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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Sericocarpus tortifolius"
John C. Semple +  and Michelle R. Leonard +
(Michaux) Nees +
Aster tortifolius +  and Conyza bifoliatus +
Dixie white-topped aster +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +  and S.C. +
0–200 m +
Dry to moist clay, sandy and gravelly open soils in oak and pine barrens, oak scrub, pastures, roadsides, mostly coastal plain +
Flowering mid summer–early fall. +
Gen. Sp. Aster., +
Aster bifoliatus +, Sericocarpus acutisquamus +, Sericocarpus bifoliatus +  and Sericocarpus collinsii +
Sericocarpus tortifolius +
Sericocarpus +
species +