Lachnocaulon anceps (Walter) Morong

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Lachnocaulon anceps (Walter) Morong

  • Description

    Species Description - Tufted, beset at the base with old fibrous lf-bases; lvs 3-6 cm, 2-3.5 mm wide at base, tapering gradually to the slender tip, smooth or with scattered multicellular hairs; scapes 1-several, 1-4 dm, twisted, usually sparsely villous with ascending hairs 1-2 mm; heads globose to short-cylindric, 4-7 mm thick, whitish or pale gray; invol bracts mostly 1-1.5 mm, obtuse, fringed above with clavate white hairs; receptacular bracts 1.5-2 mm, white-hairy distally, as also the sep; staminodes short, fringed. Moist or wet to fairly dry places on the coastal plain from Va. to Fla., Tex., and Cuba, seldom in the mts. of N.C., Ga., and Ala. June-Aug.