Carolinas and Georgia

3388

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Helianthus annuus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus annuus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-65-022:
Helianthus annuus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Sunflower


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Look for it in disturbed areas, often cultivated in gardens, sometimes cultivated in fields, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

Native: to the Plains states
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Lower opposite, upper alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Reddish
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate but sterile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Striped
Achene

 

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Helianthus annuus   FAMILY Asteraceae

Common Sunflower