Image ID: 16355
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pluchea baccharis
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Last Modified: 2017-12-27
GENUS CODE: PLUCH GENUS SCIENTIFIC:Pluchea GENUS AUTHORITY: Cass. GENUS COMMON: Camphorweed GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 40 species, herbs and shrubs, of tropical, subtopical, and warm temperate regions. GENUS IDENTIFICATION: GENUS REFERENCES: Nesom in FNA (2006a); Godfrey (1952)=Z, Nesom (1989, 2004a)=Y; Arriagada (1998)=X; Pruski (2005)=V; Cronquist (1980)=SE. Key based on FNA and other sources.
FAMILY CODE: ASTERA FAMILY SCIENTIFIC:Asteraceae FAMILY AUTHORITY: Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792 FAMILY COMMON: Aster Family FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution. FAMILY REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.
INTRO:Erectperennial of wet savannas, natural ponds and Carolina Bays, marshes and ditches. STEMS: Stems sometimes branched above, hairy, sometimes reddish and with sticky glands. LEAVES: Leaves alternate,sessile, often clasping,oval to elliptic-oblong, to 2 1/2 in. long, shallowly toothed (teeth with spiny tips), dusty gray-green, furry-glandular on both surfaces. INFLORESCENCE: FLOWERS:Composite flowers (heads) in dense clusters at top of stem and branching from leaf axils; heads about 1/3 in. wide; consisting of tiny, rose-pink to purplish, tubulardisk florets. Rose-pink to purplish, furry bracts tightly surround the base of each head. FRUITS: COMMENTS: HEIGHT: 1-2 ft. DURATION: HABIT: LEAF ARRANGEMENT:
Alternate LEAF COMPLEXITY:
Simple LEAF RETENTION: FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
BLOOM TIME: Jun-Jul
BLOOM COLOR: Rosy pink or purplish
FRUITING PERIOD: DISTRIBUTION
HABITAT TYPE: Disturbed, Pine savannas
NATIVE RANGE: HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text:
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pluchea baccharis
COMMON NAME: Marsh Fleabane
SYNONYMY: [= FNA, V, WH3; = P. rosea R.K. Godfrey - K, RAB, X, Y; = P. rosea var. rosea - GW, SE]
HABITAT: Wet savannas, natural ponds, marshes, ditches.
COMMENTS: E. NC south to s. FL, west to se. TX; Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, and Central America. Pruski (2005) established that P. baccharis is the correct name for the taxon known in recent decades as P. rosea. Godfrey (1952) recognized two varieties of P. rosea, var. rosea of se. United States and var. mexicana R.K. Godfrey of gypsum plains in San Luis Potosí, Mexico; Nesom (1989) recognized the latter taxon at the species level, P. mexicana (R.K. Godfrey) Nesom.
RANGE MAP: Pluchea baccharis.png
Key to Map SymbolsABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora) Asteraceae Dumortier 1822 or COMPOSITAE Giseke 1792 (Aster Family) SUMMARY: A family of about 1500-1700 genera and 20,000-25,000 species, shrubs, herbs, trees, and vines, cosmopolitan in distribution. REFERENCE: Cronquist (1980)=SE throughout family treatment.ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora) Pluchea Cass. (Camphorweed) SUMMARY: A genus of about 40 species, herbs and shrubs, of tropical, subtopical, and warm temperate regions. REFERENCE: Nesom in FNA (2006a); Godfrey (1952)=Z, Nesom (1989, 2004a)=Y; Arriagada (1998)=X; Pruski (2005)=V; Cronquist (1980)=SE. Key based on FNA and other sources.
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