Baccharis halimifolia

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusBaccharis
Species:Baccharis halimifolia Moench
Common NameConsumption Weed; Eastern Baccharis; Sea Myrtle
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Natural Area Presence: GILES; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Cypsela; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: head; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: dioecious; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Baccharis halimifolia var. angustior Baccharis halimifolia var. angustior DC.
Baccharis halimifolia var. halimifolia Baccharis halimifolia var. halimifolia

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.

Counties included on distribution map: Anderson (TN), Decatur (TN), Dyer (TN), Fayette (TN), Giles (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Hardin (TN), Haywood (TN), McMinn (TN), McNairy (TN), Madison (TN), Maury (TN), Obion (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Tipton (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, MEM, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1970 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0225012 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225004 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225007 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225011 Madison Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225015 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225016 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225005 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225010 Madison Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225006 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225008 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0224999 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225018 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225002 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225019 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
UCHT007822 Decatur Tennessee 30 Oct 2004 Chad Harden
UCHT
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225009 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225003 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225013 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225020 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225001 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225014 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225017 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0225000 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
TENN-V-0224998 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Baccharis halimifolia
APSC0027546 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Baccharis halimifolia
APSC0027557 Hardin Tennessee 21 Aug 2006 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Baccharis halimifolia
APSC0027556 Giles Tennessee
APSC
Baccharis halimifolia
APSC0027558 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Baccharis halimifolia
APSC0027544 Anderson Tennessee
APSC
Baccharis halimifolia
APSC0112772 McNairy Tennessee
APSC
Baccharis halimifolia
APSC0054431 Obion Tennessee
APSC
Baccharis halimifolia
APSC0027559 Madison Tennessee
APSC
Baccharis halimifolia
APSC0027555 Madison Tennessee
APSC
Baccharis halimifolia
APSC0027545 Shelby Tennessee
APSC
Baccharis halimifolia
APSC0027542 McMinn Tennessee
APSC
Baccharis halimifolia
APSC0027543 McMinn Tennessee
APSC
Baccharis halimifolia
MEM020676 Shelby Tennessee 10 Nov 2016 William Embry
16
MEM
Baccharis halimifolia
MEM013073 Shelby Tennessee 29 Oct 1970 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
70P3.1
MEM
Baccharis halimifolia
BRIT277219 Hardin Tennessee
VDB
Baccharis halimifolia
UCHT035704 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baccharis halimifolia
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Plant Photos

Baccharis halimifolia - Tara Littlefield
Baccharis halimifolia - Tara Littlefield
Baccharis halimifolia - Theo Witsell
Baccharis halimifolia - Theo Witsell
Baccharis halimifolia - Joey Shaw
Baccharis halimifolia - Joey Shaw
Baccharis halimifolia - Joey Shaw
Baccharis halimifolia - Joey Shaw
Baccharis halimifolia - Joey Shaw
Baccharis halimifolia - Joey Shaw
Baccharis halimifolia - Joey Shaw
Baccharis halimifolia - Joey Shaw