Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2391

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in seepage bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Alternate, often also basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Reddish-purple/ Brown
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers sterile (lacking pistil and style)
Disc flowers five-lobed; ray flowers three-lobed
Disc flowers have 5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Light 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 brevifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helenium brevifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-75-002:
Helenium brevifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Littleleaf Sneezeweed, Shortleaf Sneezeweed


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image of Helenium brevifolium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_brevifolium_3

May    Cherokee County    AL

Similar to H. flexuosum but has only 1-4 heads (vs many) & blooms earlier, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Helenium brevifolium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_helenium_brevifolium

May        

Similar to H. flexuosum but has few stem leaves and 5-lobed disk flowers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.