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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Marshallia obovata

Spoon-shaped Barbara's-buttons, Piedmont Barbara's-buttons

Scientific Name:

Marshallia obovata

Genus:

Marshallia

Species Epithet:

obovata

Common Name:

Spoon-shaped Barbara's-buttons, Piedmont Barbara's-buttons

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry to moist or clayey soil of pine-deciduous woodlands, openings, roadsides, powerlines; in the Coastal Plain in dry to mesic or seasonally moist Longleaf Pine-Wiregrass flats, pea swales, slopes, and savannas. Very much adapted to recurring fire, particularly in the Coastal Plain/Sandhills. Fairly common in the eastern and central Coastal Plain, Sandhills, and parts of the Coastal Plain southeast of the Sandhills. Rare in the upper Piedmont. Absent in the mountains and the eastern part of the Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

The two varieties of this species (M. obovata var. obovata and M. obovata var. scaposa) are likely to be elevated to species rank in the near future.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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