Wild Florida Photo - Carphephorus corymbosus - Coastalplain Chaffhead

Carphephorus corymbosus

Coastalplain Chaffhead
Florida Paintbrush

Florida native


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A common wildflower of sandhills throughout much of the Florida peninsula, plus Bay and Jackson Counties of the panhandle. The range also includes parts of Georgia and South Carolina.
The bright pink flowers appear in a corymb at the top of a single hairy stems to around 1m (~3 ft.) tall. Individual flower heads are more than 1cm (4/10 in.) long with rounded phyllary tips. Basal leaves are linear to spatulate, the much smaller stem leaves alternate and sessile.


Carphephorus corymbosus is a member of the Asteraceae - Aster family.

Other species of the Carphephorus genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Carphephorus carnosus - PINELAND CHAFFHEAD
  Carphephorus odoratissimus - VANILLALEAF

Date record last modified: Feb 17, 2020

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