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):
Helianthus decapetalus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus decapetalus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-65-013:
Helianthus decapetalus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Thinleaf Sunflower, Forest Sunflower


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Look for it in mesic woodlands and forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Mtns, rare in GA Piedmont)

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, or the upper alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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



Helianthus decapetalus   FAMILY Asteraceae

Thinleaf Sunflower, Forest Sunflower