Baccharis glomeruliflora

Family:ASTERACEAE
Species:Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers.
Common Name:Silverling; Groundsel Bush; Salt Myrtle
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Shrub
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Silverling is a native semi-evergreen shrub in the Sunflower family (Asteraceae). It is native to the southernmost tier of counties in Alabama. Siverling can be found in moist pine woods, in swamps, on stream banks, in roadside ditches, and in swales between inner dunes. It is a much-branched semi-evergreen shrub growing 3-10 feet in height. The stems are erect, green in color, striate-angled, and glabrous. The bark is reddish-brown to gray and furrowed. Leaves are alternate, petiolate, elliptic to rhombic in outline, leathery in texture, glabrous, black gland-dotted on the lower surface, and toothed along the margin. Flowers are produced in heads. The heads are 1-4 in sessile compact clusters in the axils of the leaves. Siverling is dioecious (having male and female heads on separate individuals). Staminate heads have 20–30 disc flowers and no ray flowers, pistillate heads have 15–25 disc flowers and no ray flowers. The flowers are small, yellowish green in color, and not showy. The fruit is an achene with an apical tuff of long white hairs. Silverling is available from some nurseries. It is occasionally used as a landscape plant near the coast. It is tolerant of drought, nutrient poor soils, and salt spray. Silverling is toxic to livestock, but is rarely eaten if other forage is available.—A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FACW (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyASTERACEAE - Aster family
Genus Baccharis
Species Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers. - Silverling; Groundsel Bush; Salt Myrtle

Citation

Citation Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon, Syn. Pl. 2: 423. 1807.
Basionym: REPLACED: Baccharis sessiliflora Michx. 1803., non Vahl 1794.
Type: USA: SOUTH CAROLINA:

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Baccharis sessiliflora Baccharis sessiliflora Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 125. 1803, non Vahl 1794. SOUTH CAROLINA:

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Covington, Houston

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, AUA, BRIT, JSU, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1993 - 1998

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AMAL00002941 Houston 26 Sep 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#814
AMAL
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
UNA00070002 Houston 26 Sep 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
814
UNA
Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers.
UWAL0033162 Houston 29 Oct 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
27008
UWAL
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
BRIT72356 Houston 28 Nov 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6934
BRIT
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
UNA00045821 Houston 24 Oct 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6874
UNA
Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers.
ALNHS00001510 Houston 26 Sep 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#814
ALNHS
Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers.
BRIT72362 Houston 24 Oct 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6874
BRIT
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
UNA00057101 Houston 28 Nov 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6934
UNA
Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers.
UNA00045209 Houston 01 Nov 1997 MacDonald, John R.
10920
UNA
Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers.
BRIT72363 Houston 24 Oct 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6874
BRIT
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
BRIT72358 Houston 28 Nov 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6934
BRIT
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
UNA00045210 Covington 30 Jun 1998 MacDonald, John R.
11538
UNA
Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers.
BRIT72354 Houston 01 Nov 1997 MacDonald, John R.
10920
BRIT
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
BRIT72357 Houston 28 Nov 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6934
BRIT
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
UNA00045794 Houston 28 Nov 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6934
UNA
Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers.
AMAL00002738 Houston 28 Nov 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6934
AMAL
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
BRIT72364 Houston 24 Oct 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6874
BRIT
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
BRIT72360 Houston 28 Nov 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6934
BRIT
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
JSU103841 Houston 28 Nov 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6934
JSU
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
ALNHS00004491 Houston 01 Nov 2016 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#2760
ALNHS
Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers.
TROY000001512 Covington 30 Jun 1998 MacDonald, John R.
11538
TROY
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
AUA000001655 Houston 27 Dec 1990 Macdonald, John R.
632
AUA
Baccharis Glomeruliflora Pers.
BRIT72359 Houston 28 Nov 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6934
BRIT
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
JSU103842 Houston 24 Oct 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6874
JSU
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
UNA00045207 Houston 24 Oct 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6874
UNA
Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers.
TROY000001513 Houston 28 Nov 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6934
TROY
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
BRIT72380 Covington 26 Oct 1998 MacDonald, John R.
12440
BRIT
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
TROY000043327 Houston 29 Oct 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
27008
TROY
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
UNA00045208 Houston 28 Nov 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6934
UNA
Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers.
BRIT72361 Houston 24 Oct 1993 MacDonald, John R.
6874
BRIT
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
BRIT72353 Covington 30 Jun 1998 MacDonald, John R.
11538
BRIT
Baccharis glomeruliflora Persoon
UNA00056317 Covington 26 Oct 1998 MacDonald, John R.
12440
UNA
Baccharis glomeruliflora Pers.
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