Skip to content

Vascular Plant Herbarium

Vascular Plant Database Family Results

Category: Dicots
Family Name: Asteraceae

SPECIES

Achillea - [maps | photos]

Acmella - [maps | photos]

  • Acmella repens (Walt.) Rich.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: oppositeleaf spotflower
    Synonyms:
             • Spilanthes americana (Mutis ex L. f.) Hieron. var. repens (Walt.) A.J.Moore.
             • Acmella oppositifolia (Lam.) R.K.Jansen var. repens R.K.Jansen

Ageratina - [maps | photos]

  • Ageratina altissima (L.) R.M. King & H.E. Robins.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland -
    Common Name: white snakeroot
    Synonyms:
             • Eupatorium rugosum Houtt. var. roanense (Small) Fern.
             • Eupatorium roanense Small
             • Eupatorium rugosum Houtt.
             • Ageratum altissimum L., non Eupatorium altissimum L.
             • Eupatorium aromaticum L.
             • Eupatorium luciae-brauniae Fern.

Ambrosia - [maps | photos]

Amphiachyris - [maps | photos]

             • Xanthocephalum dracunculoides (DC.) Shinners
             • Gutierrezia dracunculoides (DC.) Blake

Antennaria - [maps | photos]

             • Antennaria fallax Greene
             • Antennaria nemoralis Greene

Anthemis - [maps | photos]

  • Anthemis cotula * L.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland -
    Common Name: stinking chamomile

Arctium - [maps | photos]

Arnoglossum - [maps | photos]

             • Cacalia atriplicifolia L.
  • Arnoglossum plantagineum Raf. (TN Threatened)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: groovestem Indian plaintain
    Synonyms:
             • Cacalia plantaginea (Raf.) Shinners
             • Arnoglossum muehlenbergii (Schulz-Bip.) H.E. Robins.
             • Cacalia muehlenbergii (Schulz-Bip.) Fernald

Artemisia - [maps | photos]

  • Artemisia annua * L.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: sweet sagewort

Aster - [maps | photos]

Astranthium - [maps | photos]

             • Bellis integrifolia Michx.

Baccharis - [maps | photos]

Bellis - [maps | photos]

Bidens - [maps | photos]

  • Bidens aristosa (Michx.) Britton
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: bearded beggar ticks
    Synonyms:
             • Bidens polylepis S.F. Blake
             • Bidens polylepis S.F. Blake
  • Bidens cernua L.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: nodding beggar tick
  • Bidens discoidea (Torr. & A. Gray) Britton
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: small beggar ticks
  • Bidens frondosa L.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: devil's beggar tick
  • Bidens laevis (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
    Common Name: smooth beggartick
  • Bidens tripartita * L.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: threelobe beggar ticks
    Synonyms:
             • Bidens comosa (Gray) Wieg.

Boltonia - [maps | photos]

  • Boltonia asteroides (L.) L'Hér.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: white doll's daisy
  • Boltonia diffusa Ell.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative
    Common Name: smallhead doll's daisy

Bradburia - [maps | photos]

             • Heterotheca pilosa (Nutt.) Shinners
             • Chrysopsis pilosa Nutt.

Brickellia - [maps | photos]

             • Kuhnia eupatorioides L.

Carduus - [maps | photos]

Centaurea - [maps | photos]

             • Cnicus benedictus L.
             • Centaurea biebersteinii DC.
             • Centaurea maculosa auct. non Lam.

Chrysogonum - [maps | photos]

Chrysopsis - [maps | photos]

  • Chrysopsis mariana (L.) Ell.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Upland
    Common Name: Maryland golden aster
    Synonyms:
             • Heterotheca mariana (L.) Shinners

Cichorium - [maps | photos]

Cirsium - [maps | photos]

             • Carduus altissimus L.
  • Cirsium arvense * (L.) Scop.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland +
    Common Name: Canada thistle
    Synonyms:
             • Carduus arvensis (L.) Robson
             • Carduus carolinianus Walt.
  • Cirsium discolor (Muhl. ex Willd.) Spreng.
    Common Name: field thistle
    Synonyms:
             • Carduus discolor (Muhl. ex Willd.) Nutt.
  • Cirsium horridulum Michx.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative +
    Common Name: yellow thistle
    Synonyms:
             • Carduus spinosissimus Walt.
  • Cirsium muticum Michx.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: swamp thistle
    Synonyms:
             • Carduus muticus (Michx.) Pers.
  • Cirsium vulgare * (Savi) Ten.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative
    Common Name: bull thistle
    Synonyms:
             • Carduus vulgaris Savi

Conoclinium - [maps | photos]

             • Eupatorium coelestinum L.

Conyza - [maps | photos]

  • Conyza canadensis (L.) Cronquist
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: Canadian horseweed
    Synonyms:
             • Erigeron canadensis L.
             • Erigeron divaricatus Michx.

Coreopsis - [maps | photos]

Cosmos - [maps | photos]

Crepis - [maps | photos]

Doellingeria - [maps | photos]

             • Aster infirmus Michx.
             • Aster umbellatus P. Mill.

Dracopis - [maps | photos]

Dyssodia - [maps | photos]

Echinacea - [maps | photos]

  • Echinacea pallida (Nutt.) Nutt. (TN Endangered)
    Common Name: pale purple coneflower
  • Echinacea simulata R.L. McGregor (TN Threatened)
    Common Name: wavyleaf purple coneflower
  • Echinacea tennesseensis (Beadle) Small (TN Endangered)  (Fed Delisted)
    Common Name: Tennessee purple coneflower
    Synonyms:
             • Echinacea angustifolia DC. var. tennesseensis (Beadle) Blake

Eclipta - [maps | photos]

  • Eclipta prostrata * (L.) L.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland -
    Common Name: false daisy
    Synonyms:
             • Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk.

Elephantopus - [maps | photos]

Erechtites - [maps | photos]

Erigeron - [maps | photos]

  • Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: eastern daisy fleabane

Eupatorium - [maps | photos]

  • Eupatorium leucolepis (DC.) Torr. & A. Gray (TN Endangered)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland +
    Common Name: justice weed
  • Eupatorium pilosum Walt.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: rough boneset
    Synonyms:
             • Eupatorium rotundifolium L. var. saundersii (Porter ex Britton) Cronq.
             • Eupatorium rotundifolium L. ssp. ovatum (Bigelow) Montgomery & Fairbrothers p.p.
             • Eupatorium rotundifolium L. var. scabridum (Ell.) A. Gray

Eurybia - [maps | photos]

             • Aster divaricatus L. var. chlorolepis (Burgess) Ahles
             • Aster chlorolepis Burgess
             • Aster divaricata L.
  • Eurybia hemispherica (Alexander) G.L. Nesom
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: southern prairie aster
    Synonyms:
             • Aster paludosus Aiton ssp. Hemisphericus (Alexander) Cronquist
             • Aster macrophyllus L.
  • Eurybia saxicastellii (J.N. Campb. & M. Medley) G.L. Nesom (TN Endangered)
    Common Name: rockcastle aster
    Synonyms:
             • Aster saxicastellii J.N. Campbell & M. Medley
  • Eurybia schreberi (Nees) G.L. Nesom (TN Special Concern)
    Common Name: Schreber's aster
    Synonyms:
             • Aster schreberi Nees
             • Aster surculosus Michx.

Euthamia - [maps | photos]

  • Euthamia graminifolia (L.) Nutt.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland -
    Common Name: flat-top goldentop
    Synonyms:
             • Solidago graminifolia (L.) Salisb.
             • Solidago gymnospermoides (Greene) Fern.
  • Euthamia leptocephala (Torr. & A. Gray) Greene ex Porter & Britton
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland -
    Common Name: bushy goldentop
    Synonyms:
             • Solidago leptocephala Torr. & A. Gray

Eutrochium - [maps | photos]

             • Eupatorium fistulosum Barratt
             • Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus (Barratt) King & H.E. Robins.
             • Eupatorium maculatum L.
             • Eupatoriadelphus maculatus (L.) King & H.E. Robins.
  • Eutrochium purpureum (L.) Lamont
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative
    Common Name: sweetscented joe pye weed
    Synonyms:
             • Eupatoriadelphus purpureus (L.) King & H.E. Robins.
             • Eupatorium purpureum L.
             • Eupatorium steelei Lamont

Facelis - [maps | photos]

Fleischmannia - [maps | photos]

  • Fleischmannia incarnata (Walt.) R.M. King & H.E. Robins.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland +
    Common Name: pink thoroughwort
    Synonyms:
             • Eupatorium incarnatum Walt.

Gaillardia - [maps | photos]

Galinsoga - [maps | photos]

             • Galinsoga ciliata (Raf.) Blake

Gamochaeta - [maps | photos]

  • Gamochaeta purpurea (L.) Cabrera
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Upland
    Common Name: spoonleaf purple everlasting
    Synonyms:
             • Gnaphalium purpureum L.

Gnaphalium - [maps | photos]

Grindelia - [maps | photos]

  • Grindelia squarrosa * (Pursh) Dunal
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: curlycup gum weed

Hasteola - [maps | photos]

  • Hasteola suaveolens L. Pojark. (TN Special Concern)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: false Indian plaintain
    Synonyms:
             • Cacalia suaveolens L.

Helenium - [maps | photos]

  • Helenium amarum (Raf.) H. Rock
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland -
    Common Name: yellowdicks
  • Helenium brevifolium (Nutt.) Wood (TN Endangered)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: shortleaf sneezeweed
  • Helenium flexuosum Raf.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: purplehead sneezeweed

Helianthus - [maps | photos]

  • Helianthus occidentalis Riddell (TN Special Concern)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: fewleaf sunflower
  • Helianthus verticillatus Small (TN Endangered)  (Fed Candidate Species)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: whorled sunflower

Heliopsis - [maps | photos]

Heterotheca - [maps | photos]

Hieracium - [maps | photos]

             • Hieracium pratense Tausch

Hypochaeris - [maps | photos]

Inula - [maps | photos]

Ionactis - [maps | photos]

             • Aster linariifolius L.

Iva - [maps | photos]

  • Iva annua * L.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative
    Common Name: annual marsh elder

Krigia - [maps | photos]

  • Krigia biflora (Walt.) S.F. Blake
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: twoflower dwarf dandelion
  • Krigia caespitosa (Raf.) K.L. Chambers
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland +
    Common Name: weedy dwarf dandelion
    Synonyms:
             • Krigia oppositifolia Raf.
  • Krigia dandelion (L.) Nutt.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: potato dwarf dandelion
  • Krigia montana (Michx.) Nutt. (TN Threatened)
    Common Name: mountain dwarf dandelion
  • Krigia virginica (L.) Willd.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland -
    Common Name: Virginia dwarf dandelion

Lactuca - [maps | photos]

  • Lactuca biennis (Moench) Fernald
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: tall blue lettuce
  • Lactuca floridana (L.) Gaertn.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: woodland lettuce
  • Lactuca saligna * L.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: willowleaf lettuce
  • Lactuca serriola * L.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative
    Common Name: prickly lettuce
    Synonyms:
             • Lactuca scariola L.

Lapsana - [maps | photos]

Leontodon - [maps | photos]

             • Leontodon taraxacoides (Vill.) Merat

Leucanthemum - [maps | photos]

             • Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L.

Liatris - [maps | photos]

  • Liatris pilosa (Aiton) Willd. (TN Special Concern)
    Common Name: shaggy blazing star
  • Liatris spicata (L.) Willd.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: dense blazing star

Marshallia - [maps | photos]

  • Marshallia grandiflora Beadle & F.E. Boynton (TN Endangered)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative
    Common Name: Monongahela Barbara's buttons
  • Marshallia obovata (Walt.) Beadle & F.E. Boynton (TN Threatened)
    Common Name: spoonshape Barbara's buttons
  • Marshallia trinervia (Walt.) Trel. (TN Threatened)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland -
    Common Name: broadleaf Barbara's buttons

Matricaria - [maps | photos]

             • Artemisia matricarioides auct. non Less.

Melanthera - [maps | photos]

  • Melanthera nivea (L.) Small
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: snow squarestem
    Synonyms:
             • Melanthera hastata Michx.

Mikania - [maps | photos]

  • Mikania scandens (L.) Willd.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland +
    Common Name: climbing hemp vine

Nabalus - [maps | photos]

  • Nabalus albus (L.) Hook. (TN Special Concern)
    Common Name: white snakeroot
    Synonyms:
             • Prenanthes alba L.
  • Nabalus altissimus (L.) Hook.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Upland
    Common Name: tall rattlesnake root
    Synonyms:
             • Prenanthes altissima L.
  • Nabalus asper (Michx.) Torr. & A. Gray (TN Endangered)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Upland
    Common Name: rough rattlesnake root
    Synonyms:
             • Prenanthes aspera Michx.
  • Nabalus barbatus Torr. & A. Gray (TN Special Concern)
    Common Name: barbed rattlesnake root
    Synonyms:
             • Prenanthes barbata (Torr. & A. Gray) Milstead ex Cronquist
  • Nabalus crepidineus (Michx.) A. DC. (TN Special Concern)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Upland
    Common Name: nodding rattlesnake root
    Synonyms:
             • Prenanthes crepidinea Michx.
             • Prenanthes roanensis (Chickering) Chickering
             • Prenanthes serpentaria Pursh
             • Prenanthes trifoliolata (Cass.) Fernald

Oclemena - [maps | photos]

             • Aster acuminatus Michx.

Packera - [maps | photos]

  • Packera anonyma (Wood) Weber & A. Löve
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland -
    Common Name: Small's ragwort
    Synonyms:
             • Senecio smallii Britton
             • Senecio anonymus Wood
  • Packera aurea (L.) A. & D. Löve
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: golden ragwort
    Synonyms:
             • Senecio aureus L.
  • Packera glabella (Poir.) C. Jeffrey
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland +
    Common Name: butterweed
    Synonyms:
             • Senecio glabellus Poir.
  • Packera obovata (Muhl. Ex Willd.) Weber & A. Löve
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: roundleaf ragwort
    Synonyms:
             • Senecio obovatus Muhl. Ex Willd.
             • Senecio pauperculus Michx.
  • Packera schweinitziana (Nutt.) Weber & A. Löve (TN Threatened)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Schweinitz's ragwort
    Synonyms:
             • Senecio robbinsii Oakes ex Rusby
             • Senecio schweinitzianus Nutt.

Parthenium - [maps | photos]

Picris - [maps | photos]

Pityopsis - [maps | photos]

             • Chrysopsis adenolepis Fernald
             • Heterotheca graminifolia (Michx.) Shinners
             • Chrysopsis graminifolia (Michx.) Ell.
             • Chrysopsis graminifolia (Michx.) Ell. var. latifolia Fernald
  • Pityopsis ruthii (Small) Small (TN Endangered)  (Fed Listed Endangered)
    Common Name: Ruth's golden aster
    Synonyms:
             • Chrysopsis ruthii Small
             • Heterotheca ruthii (Small) Harms

Pluchea - [maps | photos]

Polymnia - [maps | photos]

Pseudognaphalium - [maps | photos]

             • Gnaphalium helleri Britton
             • Gnaphalium helleri Britton var. micradenium (Weatherby) Mahler
             • Gnaphalium obtusifolium L.

Pyrrhopappus - [maps | photos]

Ratibida - [maps | photos]

Rudbeckia - [maps | photos]

             • Rudbeckia triloba L. var. pinnatiloba Torr. & A.Gray

Rugelia - [maps | photos]

  • Rugelia nudicaulis Shuttlew. ex Chapman (TN Endangered)
    Common Name: Rugel's ragwort, Rugel's Indian plantain
    Synonyms:
             • Cacalia rugelia (Gray) Barkl. & Cronq.
             • Senecio rugelia Gray
             • Cacalia rugelia (Gray) Barkl. & Cronq.
             • Senecio rugelia Gray

Senecio - [maps | photos]

  • Senecio vulgaris * L.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: old-man-in-the-Spring

Sericocarpus - [maps | photos]

             • Aster paternus Cronq.
             • Aster solidagineus Michx.

Silphium - [maps | photos]

             • Silphium terebinthinaceum Jacq. var. pinnatifidum (Ell.) Gray
             • Silphium asteriscus L. var. trifoliatum (L.) J.A. Clevinger

Silybum - [maps | photos]

             • Carduus marianus L.

Smallanthus - [maps | photos]

             • Polymnia uvedalia (L.) L.

Solidago - [maps | photos]

  • Solidago altissima L.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: tall goldenrod
    Synonyms:
             • Solidago canadensis L. var. scabra Torr. & A. Gray
  • Solidago arenicola B.R. Keener & Kral (TN Special Concern)
    Common Name: Southern racemose goldenrod
  • Solidago austrina Small (TN Special Concern)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Virginia goldenrod
    Synonyms:
             • Solidago gracillima Torr. & A.Gray
  • Solidago caesia L.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: wreath goldenrod
  • Solidago curtisii Torr. & A. Gray
    Common Name: mountain decumbent goldenrod
    Synonyms:
             • Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & A. Gray) Wood
             • Solidago speciosa Nutt. var. erecta (Pursh) MacM.
  • Solidago gigantea Aiton
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: giant goldenrod
  • Solidago patula Muhl. ex Willd.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: roughleaf goldenrod
  • Solidago ptarmicoides (Torr. & A. Gray) B. Boivin (TN Endangered)
    Common Name: Upland White Aster
    Synonyms:
             • Oligoneuron album (Nutt.) Nesom
             • Aster ptarmicoides (Nees) Torr. & Gray
             • Solidago simplex Kunth var. racemosa (Greene) G.S. Ringius
             • Oligoneuron rigidum (L.) Small var. glabratum (E.L. Braun) Nesom
             • Oligoneuron rigidum (L.) Small var. rigidum
             • Solidago rugosa Mill. ssp. aspera (Aiton) Cronquist
  • Solidago spithamaea M.A. Curtis (TN Endangered)  (Fed Listed Threatened)
    Common Name: Blue Ridge goldenrod
  • Solidago tarda Mackenzie ex Small (TN Special Concern)
    Common Name: slow goldenrod

Soliva - [maps | photos]

  • Soliva sessilis * Ruiz & Pavon
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland -
    Common Name: field burr weed
    Synonyms:
             • Soliva pterosperma (Juss.) Less.

Sonchus - [maps | photos]

  • Sonchus arvensis * L.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Upland
    Common Name: field sow thistle
  • Sonchus asper * (L.) Hill
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative +
    Common Name: spiny sow thistle
  • Sonchus oleraceus * L.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: common sow thistle

Symphyotrichum - [maps | photos]

             • Aster concolor L.
             • Aster cordifolium L.
             • Aster drummondii Lindl.
             • Aster dumosus L.
  • Symphyotrichum ericoides (L.) G.L. Nesom (TN Threatened)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Upland
    Common Name: bushy aster
    Synonyms:
             • Aster ericoides L.
             • Aster laevis L. var. concinnus (Willd.) House
             • Aster laevis L. var. laevis
             • Aster simplex Willd.
             • Aster lanceolatus Willd.
             • Aster lateriflorus (L.) Britton
             • Aster lowrieanus Porter
             • Aster novae-angliae L.
             • Aster oblongifolius Nutt.
             • Aster ontarionis Wieg.
             • Aster oolentangiensis Riddell
             • Aster patens Ait.
             • Aster phlogifolius Muhl. ex Willd.
  • Symphyotrichum pilosum (Willd.) G.L. Nesom
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative -
    Common Name: hairy white oldfield aster
    Synonyms:
             • Aster pilosus Willd.
  • Symphyotrichum praealtum (Poir.) G.L. Nesom (TN Endangered)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland -
    Common Name: willowleaf aster
    Synonyms:
             • Aster praealtus Poir.
             • Aster pratensis Raf.
             • Aster prenanthoides Muhl. ex Willd.
             • Aster pilosus Willd. Var. priceae (Britton) Cronquist
             • Aster priceae Britton
             • Aster puniceus L.
             • Aster retroflexus Lindl. Ex DC.
             • Aster curtisii Torr. & Gray
             • Aster shortii Lindl.
  • Symphyotrichum subulatum (Michx.) G.L. Nesom
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: southern annual saltmarsh aster
    Synonyms:
             • Aster subulatus Michx. Var. ligulatus Shinners
             • Aster undulatus L.
             • Aster urophyllus Lindl.

Tanacetum - [maps | photos]

Taraxacum - [maps | photos]

             • Taraxacum laevigatum (Willd.) DC
  • Taraxacum officinale * (L.) Weber ex F.H. Wigg.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: dandelion

Tetragonotheca - [maps | photos]

Tragopogon - [maps | photos]

Tussilago - [maps | photos]

Verbesina - [maps | photos]

Vernonia - [maps | photos]

  • Vernonia gigantea (Walter) Trel.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative +
    Common Name: giant ironweed
    Synonyms:
             • Vernonia altissima Nutt.

Xanthium - [maps | photos]

Youngia - [maps | photos]

  • Youngia japonica * (L.) DC.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: oriental false hawksbeard
    Synonyms:
             • Crepis japonica (L.) Benth.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Dr. Jessica M. Budke or Dr. B. Eugene Wofford.

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.