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