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Plant Details

Pterocaulon pycnostachyum

Blackroot. Wingstem, Dense-spike Blackroot

Scientific Name:

Pterocaulon pycnostachyum

Common Name:

Blackroot. Wingstem, Dense-spike Blackroot

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

16 to 32 in

Light:

shade, part-sun

Soil Moisture:

xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

May, June

Bloom Area:

common on Coast

Habitat Description:

Sandhills, dry pinelands, pine flatwoods

In bloom

Blackroot is easily recognized by its winged stem and dense flower spike.

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Paynter, Carolina Beach State Park, August 2012

Distinctive leaves and stem

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Paynter, Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve, Brunswick Co, mid-May, 2012

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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