Carphephorus tomentosus

(Michaux) Torrey & A. Gray

Fl. N. Amer. 2: 66. 1841.

Common names: Woolly chaffhead
Endemic
Basionym: Liatris tomentosa Michaux Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 93. 1803
Synonyms: Carphephorus tomentosus var. walteri (Elliott) Fernald
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 538. Mentioned on page 536.

Plants 20–80 cm. Stems sparsely to densely hirsute to hirsute-villous, sometimes strigose distally, glanddotted. Leaves: basal and proximal cauline oblanceolate, mostly 3.5–15 cm; cauline gradually reduced, faces glanddotted. Heads in flat-topped, corymbiform arrays. Peduncles villoso-hirsute, glanddotted. Involucres 7–11 mm. Phyllaries 15–40+ in 3–5+ series, ovatelanceolate to broadly ovate, villous, and glanddotted, apices acute to obtuse. Receptacles partially paleate (paleae often 4–5). Corollas glandular, lobes ca. 2 mm. Cypselae eglandular; pappus bristles in ± 1 series. 2n = 20.


Phenology: Flowering Aug–Oct.
Habitat: Moist to dry pine savannas, flatwoods, pine-oak woodland, wire-grass savannas, fields, sometimes more moist, peaty soils, shrub bogs, seepage
Elevation: 10–50 m

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... more about "Carphephorus tomentosus"
not tailed +, truncate +, rounded +  and obtuse +
scarious +
usually ovate +  and lanceolate +
usually terete +  and clavate +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
flat-topped +
Guy L. Nesom +
(Michaux) Torrey & A. Gray +
decurrent +
not enlarged +
Liatris tomentosa +
dissected +, lobed +, toothed +  and entire +
linear;oblanceolate or spatulate +
papillate +  and rugose +
(4-)5-angled;10-ribbed +
linear-clavate +
Woolly chaffhead +
blue +, usually lavender +  and dark magenta or pinkish purple +
hispid-strigose +
scabrellous +
prismatic +
fertile +  and bisexual +
Ga. +, N.C. +, S.C. +  and Va. +
10–50 m +
hairy +  and glabrous +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
Moist to dry pine savannas, flatwoods, pine-oak woodland, wire-grass savannas, fields, sometimes more moist, peaty soils, shrub bogs, seepage +
in usually determinate , rarely indeterminate , arrays +  and singly +
indeterminate +
each +  and sessile +
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 /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
cauline +, proximal +  and basal +
oblanceolate +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (?) +  and 15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (?) +
lanceolate +  and lance-linear +
dentate +  and entire +
2-carpellate +
barbellulate +  and barbellate +
persistent +
villoso-hirsute +
Flowering Aug–Oct. +
15 +  and 40 +
Fl. N. Amer. +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
exalbuminous +
not branched +
appendaged +  and truncate +
hirsutulous +
papillate +
Carphephorus tomentosus var. walteri +
Carphephorus tomentosus +
Carphephorus +
species +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +