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Plant Details

Chaptalia tomentosa

Woolly Sunbonnets, Pineland Daisy, Night-nodding Bog-dandelion

Scientific Name:

Chaptalia tomentosa

Genus:

Chaptalia

Species Epithet:

tomentosa

Common Name:

Woolly Sunbonnets, Pineland Daisy, Night-nodding Bog-dandelion

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

Feb, March, April, May

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Savannas, sandhill seeps, pine flatwoods.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Flower

Woolly Sunbonnets grow in the savannas, sandhill seeps and pine flatwoods of the coastal plain. The undersides of the petals are pink. This becomes more noticeable as they age.

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Andy Wood, April, 2011

Underside of petals

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Close-up of flowers

image

Paul Somers, Moores Creek, April 7, 2013

Basal leaves

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Paul Somers, Moores Creek, April 7, 2013

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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