Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Helenium amarum var. amarum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helenium amarum var. amarum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-75-006:
Helenium amarum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Helenium tenuifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Bitterweed, Yellow Sneezeweed


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Look for it on roadsides, overgrazed pastures, urban areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal & lower stem leaves usually absent or withered at flowering)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate?
Disc flowers five-lobed; ray flowers three-lobed
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Helenium amarum var. amarum   FAMILY Asteraceae

Bitterweed, Yellow Sneezeweed