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 glanddotted. 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

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"fine" is not a number.

not tailed +, truncate +, rounded +  and obtuse +
scarious +
usually ovate +  and lanceolate +
usually terete +  and clavate +
paniculiform +, corymbiform +  and open +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
Guy L. Nesom +
(Michaux) Torrey & A. Gray +
decurrent +
not enlarged +
Liatris bellidifolia +
dissected +, lobed +, toothed +  and entire +
linear;oblanceolate or spatulate +
papillate +  and rugose +
(4-)5-angled;10-ribbed +
linear-clavate +
Sandy-woods chaffhead +
blue +, usually lavender +  and dark magenta or pinkish purple +
hispid-strigose +
scabrellous +
prismatic +
fertile +  and bisexual +
Ga. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
10–40 m +
hairy +  and glabrous +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
Dunes, sandhills, sandy rises in flatwoods, sandy fields, roadsides, weedy banks, open pine, scrub oak, and turkey oak-pine woods +
in usually determinate , rarely indeterminate , arrays +  and singly +
indeterminate +
each +  and sessile +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
campanulate;hemispheric +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
cauline +, proximal +  and basal +
spatulate;oblanceolate +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (?) +  and 20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (?) +
lanceolate +  and lance-linear +
dentate +  and entire +
2-carpellate +
barbellulate +  and barbellate +
persistent +
Flowering Jul–Oct. +
15 +  and 40 +
Fl. N. Amer. +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
exalbuminous +
appendaged +  and truncate +
hirsutulous +
papillate +
Litrisa +  and Trilisa +
Carphephorus bellidifolius +
Carphephorus +
species +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +