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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Helenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Helenium pinnatifidum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-75-004:
Helenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Helenium vernale

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Sneezeweed, Southeastern Sneezeweed


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image of Helenium pinnatifidum, Savanna Sneezeweed, Southeastern Sneezeweed

Keith Bradley    kab_h_pinnatifidum_72547

February    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

Peduncle pubescent, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Helenium pinnatifidum, Savanna Sneezeweed, Southeastern Sneezeweed

Keith Bradley    kab_h_pinnatifidum_75071

March    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

image of Helenium pinnatifidum, Savanna Sneezeweed, Southeastern Sneezeweed

Keith Bradley    kab_h_pinnatifidum_75088

March    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Basal leaves averaging ~ 7-10x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Helenium pinnatifidum, Savanna Sneezeweed, Southeastern Sneezeweed

JK Marlow    jkm060423_082

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Helenium pinnatifidum, Savanna Sneezeweed, Southeastern Sneezeweed

JK Marlow    jkm060423_083

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Basal leaves often pinnatifid; midstem leaves barely decurrent (< .5cm), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Helenium pinnatifidum, Savanna Sneezeweed, Southeastern Sneezeweed

JK Marlow    jkm060423_114

April        SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Virtually indistinguishable from Helenium vernale without close examination, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Helenium pinnatifidum, Savanna Sneezeweed, Southeastern Sneezeweed

Alistair Glen    gwn_heleniumpinnatfi2

May    Pender County    NC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Helenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Helenium pinnatifidum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-75-004:
Helenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Helenium vernale

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2061

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in GA Coastal Plain, rare in NC-SC (endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Wet pine savannas and adjacent ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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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
Brown
Achene

 

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