Carolinas and Georgia

3537

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus ×laetiflorus [pauciflorus × tuberosus]   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-65-009:
Helianthus laetiflorus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Helianthus laetiflorus var. laetiflorus

 

COMMON NAME:
Showy Sunflower, cheerful sunflower


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Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA)

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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Helianthus laetiflorus   FAMILY Asteraceae

Showy Sunflower, cheerful sunflower