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Marshallia legrandii

Oak-barrens Barbara's Buttons, Tall Barbara's Buttons

Scientific Name:

Marshallia legrandii

Genus:

Marsallia

Species Epithet:

legrandii

Common Name:

Oak-barrens Barbara's Buttons, Tall Barbara's Buttons

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

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:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

(*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

Federal Status:

(*Key)

Marshallia legrandii is a recently described species first recognized as unique by North Carolina Natural Heritage Program biologist Harry LeGrand Jr. near Butner, North Carolina.

Will Stuart

Flowers lavender, discoid (as with all Marshallia species, lacking ray flowers), florets densely packed. Lobes of the florets often curled.

Will Stuart

Leaves basal and cauline, numerous, alternate, slender, lanceolate to 25 cm long

This image was taken at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens before the species was officially named.

Will Stuart

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

http://www.phytoneuron.net/105PhytoN-Marshallia.pdf



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