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6. Carphephorus bellidifolius (Michaux) Torrey & A. Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 2: 66. 1841.

Sandy-woods chaffhead

Liatris bellidifolia Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 93. 1803

Plants 20–60 cm. Stems glabrous or glabrate (except peduncles), eglandular. Leaves: basal and proximal cauline usually ob-lanceolate, sometimes nearly spatulate, mostly 4–20 cm; cauline gradually reduced, faces gland-dotted. 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.

Flowering Jul–Oct. Dunes, sandhills, sandy rises in flatwoods, sandy fields, roadsides, weedy banks, open pine, scrub oak, and turkey oak-pine woods; 10–40 m; Ga., N.C., S.C., Va.


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