Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for White Doll's-daisy - Boltonia asteroides var. glastifolia   (Hill) Fernald
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Author(Hill) Fernald
DistributionSouthern Coastal Plain and northeastern Coastal Plain, with a large gap between with neither report nor specimen. According to Weakley (2018), it occurs in Henderson County in the Mountains, but no specimen has been seen by the taxon editors.

Mostly Coastal Plain, NJ to northern FL and southeastern LA.
AbundanceUncommon to rare on the landscape.
HabitatTwo distinct types of habitats. Riverine swamp forests, creeksides, and fresh-tidal marshes; clay-based Carolina bays. The Henderson County habitat is not known.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting August-October.
IdentificationWhite Doll's-daisy sends up stems 2-4 feet tall from elongate horizontal rhizomes. Each stem is unbranched or with a few short branches. Leaves vary from slender and lanceolate to+- elliptical. Heads are usually few, but may be numerous and in multiple layers, with aster-like white rays and yellow disks. The whole plant is pale gray-green. Carolina Doll's-daisy has spreading branches, longer inflorescence branches, and ray florets 3-7.5 mm long (vs. 5-13 mm). See also B. diffusa.
Taxonomic CommentsWith the restriction of var. asteroides to the Susquehanna River of PA-MD, our plants become var. glastifolia. Two other varieties occur west of the Appalachians. Attempts to separate our plants based on the two very different habitat types has so far failed.

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State RankS2 *
Global RankG5TNR
State StatusSR-O
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B.A. SorrieHoke County, 2001, Antioch Bay. HokePhoto_natural
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