Gamochaeta coarctata

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Gamochaeta coarctata
Gamochaeta coarctata Gil.jpg
Photo was taken by Gil Nelson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae
Genus: Gamochaeta
Species: G. coarctata
Binomial name
Gamochaeta coarctata
(Willd.) Kerguélen
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Natural range of Gamochaeta coarctata from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Gray everlasting; elegant cudweed; American everlasting

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: none[1]

Varieties: none[1]


A description of Gamochaeta coarctata is provided in The Flora of North America.


This plant is a native of South America.[1]



This species has been found in open areas in and between shrubs, clearings of bottomland woodlands along rivers, and hillside bogs. It has been observed to grow shaded and partially shaded environments in dry and moist sandy loam.[2] This species also has been seen growing in human disturbed areas such as roadsides, vacant lots, swamp clearings, lawns, trails, golf courses, waste places, around houses and public buildings, and along fences. Associated species includes Soliva pterasperma, Oxalis dillenii, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Veronica arvensis, Triodanis perfoliata, Dichondra carolinensis, Oplismenus setarius, Quercus, Carya, Pinus, and Sassafras. Also includes cabbage palm.[2]


G. coarctata has been observed to flower from January to May as well in November with peak inflorescence in April.[3][2]

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

Cultural use

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Weakley, A.S. 2020. Flora of the Southeastern United States. Edition of 20 October 2020. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, R. K. Godfrey, R. Kral, C. Jackson, Jean Wooten, A. Gholson Jr., Richard S. Mitchell, Angela M. Reid, K. M. Robertson, T. MacClendon, and K. MacClendon. States and Counties: Florida: Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington.
  3. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 9 DEC 2016