Carolinas and Georgia

650

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus microcephalus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-65-015:
Helianthus microcephalus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Small Wood Sunflower, Small-headed Sunflower


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Look for it in dry woodlands & roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in NC Coastal Plain)

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown/Blackish
Achene

 

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



Helianthus microcephalus   FAMILY Asteraceae

Small Wood Sunflower, Small-headed Sunflower