Sunday, September 25, 2011

Carolina desert-chicory

This is an example of Pyrrhopappus carolinianus in the family Asteraceae:

Taken on December 12, 2007 in Jackson at Parham Bridges park.  This plant is native the United States and according to the USDA site, it is found largely in the Southeast.  It is unclear how it acquired the name Carolina desert-chicory, at least the Carolina desert part is unclear.  If you look at chicory, it is clear the similarities in the blooms, though the structure of the two plants are quite different. 

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