Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1956

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in NC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in wet savannas and adjacent ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers sterile (lacking pistil and style)
Disc flowers five-lobed; ray flowers three-lobed
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Helenium vernale   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helenium vernale   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-75-005:
Helenium vernale   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Sneezeweed, Spring Helenium