Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2035

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia & westward
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in calcareous prairies and barrens, disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus mollis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-65-010:
Helianthus mollis   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Sunflower, Ashy Sunflower, Gray Sunflower


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hemo2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm090808_003

August    Floyd County    GA

In cultivation

Leaves densely soft-pubescent, base wide clasping, rounded to slightly cordate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm090808_010

August    Floyd County    GA

In cultivation

Involucral bracts lanceolate, acuminate, the tips often reflexed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of Sunflowers

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JK Marlow    jkm160915_121

September    Beaufort County    SC

Spring Island Native Plant Nursery

Adventive in eastern US (Maine), where continuing to spread, esp along roads, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm160915_122

September    Beaufort County    SC

Spring Island Native Plant Nursery

Leaves sessile and cordate, mostly or all opposite, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm160915_123

September    Beaufort County    SC

Spring Island Native Plant Nursery

Leaf blades ashy or gray-green, 3-nerved distal to bases, per Flora of North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm160915_124

September    Beaufort County    SC

Spring Island Native Plant Nursery

Stems erect, hirsute to villous, per Flora of North America.

image of Helianthus mollis

JK Marlow    jkm160915_125

September    Beaufort County    SC

Spring Island Native Plant Nursery

Leaf blades lanceolate to broadly ovate, per Flora of North America.