Baccharis glomeruliflora


Syn. Pl. 2: 423. 1807.

Common names: Silverling
Basionym: Baccharis sessiliflora Michaux Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 125. 1803,
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 27. Mentioned on page 24, 25, 28.

Shrubs, 100–300 cm (evergreen, loosely branched). Stems erect to ascending, striate-angled, glabrous or minutely scurfy, not resinous. Leaves present at flowering (not in fascicles); petioles to 7 mm; blades obovate or elliptic to rhombic, 20–60 × 8–40 mm, leathery, bases cuneate to attenuate, margins serrate (teeth 1–3 per side distal to middles, relatively broad), apices acute, faces glabrous, abaxial black gland-dotted (distal reduced, entire), adaxial eglandular. Heads (1–4, sessile or subsessile) in axillary glomerules scattered along branches. Involucres campanulate to obconic; staminate 4–5 mm, pistillate 5–6 mm. Phyllaries ovate to lanceolate, 1–4 mm, margins scarious, medians green, apices rounded or obtuse (sometimes purplish). Staminate florets 20–30; corollas 4–5 mm. Pistillate florets 15–25; corollas 3–4 mm. Cypselae 1.5–2 mm, 8–10-nerved, glabrous; pappi 8–9 mm.

Phenology: Flowering Oct–Nov.
Habitat: Hammocks, moist woods, pine woods, swamps, swales, stream banks, ditches of inner dunes
Elevation: 0–100 m



Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., S.C.


Found primarily on the Coastal Plain, Baccharis glomeruliflora is recognized by the evergreen leathery leaves with broad teeth, and the small axillary glomerules of heads.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Scott D. Sundberg† +  and David J. Bogler +
Persoon +
Baccharis sessiliflora +
Silverling +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Miss. +, N.C. +  and S.C. +
0–100 m +
Hammocks, moist woods, pine woods, swamps, swales, stream banks, ditches of inner dunes +
Flowering Oct–Nov. +
Compositae +
Baccharis glomeruliflora +
Baccharis +
species +