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Carphephorus bellidifolius (Michaux) Torrey & A. Gray. Sandhill Chaffhead. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, rarely in other xeric sandy forests and woodlands. Dist: Se. VA to extreme e. GA.

ID notes:The leaf apices are generally blunt, giving the leaves a nearly spatulate shape. At 10× magnification, the upper leaf surface can be seen to have minute circular depressions (glands), looking like beaten into the surface with a tiny ball hammer.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: Although often occurring with other species of Carphephorus, C. bellidifolius ranges into drier habitats than its congeners.

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA21, G, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, SE1, Va, Correa & Wilbur (1969), Schilling (2011b)

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