Cosmos sulphureus

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusCosmos
Species:Cosmos sulphureus Cav.
Common NameCosmos; Panchita; Sulphur Cosmos
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1.5; Leaf Dissection: 2; Leaf Dissection: 2.5; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Number: 5; Leaflet Number: 6; Leaflet Number: 7; Leaflet Number: 8; Leaflet Number: 9; Leaflet Number: 10; Leaflet Number: 11; Leaflet Number: 12; Leaflet Number: 13; Leaflet Number: 14; Leaflet Number: 15; Leaflet Number: 16; Leaflet Number: 17; Leaflet Number: 18; Leaflet Number: 19; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Orange; Base Flower Color: Red; Base Flower Color: Yellow; 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: corymb/cyme/umbel; Inflorescence Types: head; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; 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: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Number: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (UPL), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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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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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
Cosmea sulphurea Cosmea sulphurea
Cosmos gracilis Cosmos gracilis Sherff
Cosmos sulphureus var. exaristatus Cosmos sulphureus var. exaristatus
Cosmos sulphureus var. hirsuticaulis Cosmos sulphureus var. hirsuticaulis

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: Allen (KY), Davidson (TN), Sevier (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0122020 Allen Kentucky
APSC
Cosmos sulphureus
APSC0052794 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Cosmos sulphureus
UCHT039614 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Cosmos sulphureus
UCHT039615 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Cosmos sulphureus
UCHT039616 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Cosmos sulphureus
TENN-V-0233377 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Cosmos sulphureus
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