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Carphephorus corymbosus (Florida paintbrush)
Tauscher, Joseph Allan

Carphephorus corymbosus

Carphephorus corymbosus (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray

Florida Paintbrush, Coastal Plain Chaffhead

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: CACO37

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear , Oblanceolate , Spatulate
Leaf Pubescence: Glandular
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Entire
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Florets pinkish-purple to bluish.



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: On sand hills and sandy open woodlands and pine barrens.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carphephorus corymbosus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carphephorus corymbosus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carphephorus corymbosus


Record Modified: 2010-12-22
Research By: JAM

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