Vernonia marginata

(Torrey) Rafinesque
Atlantic J. 1: 146. 1832.
Basionym: Vernonia altissima var. marginata Torrey Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York 2: 210. 1827
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 211. Mentioned on page 207, 208.

Plants 3–5(–8+) dm. Stems puberulent, glabrescent. Leaves mostly cauline; blades narrowly lanceolate to lance-linear, 5–15+ cm × (2.5–)8–12+ mm, l/w = 8–20(–30+), abaxially glabrate (pitted, awl-shaped hairs in pits), adaxially puberulent, glabrescent (sometimes pitted). Heads in corymbiform arrays. Peduncles (3–)10–35 mm. Involucres narrowly campanulate, (7–)9–11 × 5–6 mm. Phyllaries 35–40+ in 5–6+ series, glabrescent, margins arachno-ciliolate, the outer lance-ovate, 1–2 mm, inner oblong to linear-oblong, 6–9+ mm, tips ± acuminate. Florets 10–25+. Cypselae 4–5 mm; pappi stramineous to purplish, outer subulate scales or bristles 30+, 0.6–2+ mm, intergrading with 40+, 8–9+ mm inner subulate scales or bristles. 2n = 34.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Ditches, sandy flats, stream banks
Elevation: 600–2000 m

Distribution

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Colo., Kans., N.Mex., Okla., Tex., Mexico (Coahuila).

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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