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Carphephorus bellidifolius

Chaffhead

Scientific Name:

Carphephorus bellidifolius

Genus:

Carphephorus

Species Epithet:

bellidifolius

Common Name:

Chaffhead

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Blue, Violet

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

August, September, October

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Xeric sandy forests and woodlands, primarily in sandhills

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

A butterfly magnet!

Plant in Bloom

image

Sandhills Game Land, Millstone Creek Natural Area, October 2004

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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