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Location: Searcy County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: September
Distribution Map: Smallanthus uvedalia - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Asteraceae 

Flower, frontal view

Smallanthus uvedalia - Flower Frontal View "
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Smallanthus uvedalia - Flowers and Flower Buds Flowers and Flower Buds

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Smallanthus uvedalia - Flower Lateral View Flower (some petals removed) ovary visible.

There is some debate as to the correct spelling of the species name for this plant. I have tried to understand the arguement, but without success. I lack the intellect to understand explanations such as, "Epithet 'Uvedalia' is apparently an undeclinable noun;".

Please allow me to simplify this by referring you to the "Interagency Taxonomic Information System" which has received my vote for the final authority on species names.

ITIS spells the word as "uvedalia" not "uvedalius".

Smallanthus uvedalia - xLigule and Ovary (ray flower separated from the capitulum)
Capitulum = the flower head (usually referring to flowers (inflorescence) of the sunflower family consisting of a number of small flowers grouped together at the center and often surrounded by petal-like rays.
Smallanthus uvedalia - Leaf Adaxial Leaf Adaxial
Smallanthus uvedalia - Leaf AbaxialLeaf, abaxial
Smallanthus uvedalia - Flower BudFlower and Flower Bud
Stem
Smallanthus uvedalia - Stem

Flower Frontal View
Smallanthus uvedalia - Flower Frontal View

Whole Plant
Smallanthus uvedalia - Whole Plant

Involucre
Smallanthus uvedalia - Involucre

Fruit
Smallanthus uvedalia - x