Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2061

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare, 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
Brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Helenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-75-004:
Helenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sneezeweed


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image of Helenium pinnatifidum

Keith Bradley    kab_h_pinnatifidum_72547

February    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

Peduncle pubescent, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Helenium pinnatifidum

Keith Bradley    kab_h_pinnatifidum_75071

March    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

image of Helenium pinnatifidum

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.

image of Helenium pinnatifidum

JK Marlow    jkm060423_082

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Helenium pinnatifidum

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

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

Alistair Glen    gwn_heleniumpinnatfi2

May    Pender County    NC