Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Pityopsis nervosa (Willdenow) Dress. Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry woodlands and forests (such as ridgetop pine/heath communities in the Mountains), roadbanks. Dist: S. NJ, DE (formerly), s. OH, and c. AR south to s. FL and nc. TX; Bahamas; also in Mexico (TAM, VER, OAX, CHP) and Central America (Belize, Guatemala, Honduras).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Pityopsis graminifolia – Nesom (2019a); = Pityopsis nervosa var. nervosa – Ward (2004c); < Chrysopsis graminifolia – G; < Chrysopsis graminifolia var. graminifolia – SE1, misapplied; < Chrysopsis graminifolia var. latifolia – C, W; > Chrysopsis nervosa var. nervosa – F; > Chrysopsis nervosa var. stenolepis – F; > Chrysopsis nervosa var. virgata – F; > Heterotheca correllii – RAB; < Heterotheca graminifolia – Bah, Tx, Bowers (1972); > Heterotheca nervosa var. nervosa – RAB; > Heterotheca oligantha – Tx, misidentifications; < Pityopsis graminifolia – Fl7, K4, Oh3, S, WH3, misapplied; < Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia – Ar, FNA20, K1, K3, NcTx, Tn, Va, Semple & Bowers (1985)

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