Marshallia ramosa

Beadle & F. E. Boynton

Biltmore Bot. Stud. 1: 8, plate 2. 1901.

EndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 458. Mentioned on page 457.

Plants 20–60 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; basal petiolate; blades 3-nerved, linear, 6–18 cm × 2–7 mm. Heads (2–)4–10(–20), 10–25 mm diam. Peduncles 6–12 cm. Phyllaries 5–8 × 1.5–2 mm, (margins often winged proximally) apices obtuse to acute, often mucronulate. Paleae ± linear, apices obtuse, mucronulate to ± subulate. Corollas usually white, sometimes pale lavender, lobes 4–6 × 1 mm. Pappi: scales margins entire or denticulate. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering May–Jun.
Habitat: Sandstone outcrops, pine savannas, mixed hardwoods and pines
Elevation: 100–200 m


Of conservation concern.

Marshallia ramosa is known only from sandstone outcrops in southeastern Georgia and in the Florida panhandle. It is associated with pine savannas in Florida and with mixed hardwoods and pines in Georgia.

Selected References


Lower Taxa