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Pterocaulon virgatum (Wand blackroot)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Pterocaulon virgatum

Pterocaulon virgatum (L.) DC.

Wand Blackroot

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Gnaphalium virgatum

USDA Symbol: ptvi2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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