Carolinas and Georgia

1278

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Rudbeckia maxima   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rudbeckia maxima   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rudbeckia maxima

 

COMMON NAME:
Giant Coneflower


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Look for it in pinelands, low areas in silty or sandy soils, also (eastwards) disturbed areas (persistent from cultivation), per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native: south central US
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Waif(s)

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Maroon
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers sterile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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Rudbeckia maxima   FAMILY Asteraceae

Giant Coneflower