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3. Chaptalia tomentosa Ventenat, Descr. Pl. Nouv. plate 61. 1802.

Woolly sunbonnet

Leaves sessile; blades elliptic to elliptic-obovate, 5–18(–24) cm, margins denticulate, abaxial faces densely white-tomentose, adaxial faces green, glabrous or glabrate. Heads nodding in bud and fruit, erect in flowering. Peduncles ebracteate, 5–20 cm at flowering, 25–40 cm in fruit, not dilated distally. Florets: outer pistillate, corollas creamy white (with purple, abaxial midstripe), laminae 0.9–1.5 mm wide; inner florets functionally staminate. Cypselae 3.8–5.1 mm, beaks stout, lengths 0.2–0.25 times bodies, faces (bodies only) glabrous, beaks hairy (hairs spreading-ascending, swollen-apiculate). 2n = 48.

Flowering Dec–Apr(–May in North Carolina). Coastal plain pinelands, sandy soils in grass-sedge bogs, along ditches, open areas, thin woods; 0–50 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tex.


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