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Carphephorus tomentosus (Woolly chaffhead)
Stuart, Will

Carphephorus tomentosus

Carphephorus tomentosus (Michx.) Torr. & A. Gray

Woolly Chaffhead

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Carphephorus tomentosus var. walteri

USDA Symbol: CATO5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: GA , NC , SC , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW
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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2022-10-27
Research By: CBR

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