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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Tetragonotheca helianthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tetragonotheca helianthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-60-001:
Tetragonotheca helianthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pineland Squarehead, Pineland-ginseng


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image of Tetragonotheca helianthoides, Pineland Squarehead, Pineland-ginseng

JK Marlow    jkm180504_1663

May    Meriwether-Talbot Counties    GA

Sprewell Bluff WMA

image of Tetragonotheca helianthoides, Pineland Squarehead, Pineland-ginseng

JK Marlow    jkm180504_1666

May    Meriwether-Talbot Counties    GA

Sprewell Bluff WMA

There are 6-14 yellow rays, well-separated from one another, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Tetragonotheca helianthoides, Pineland Squarehead, Pineland-ginseng

JK Marlow    jkm180504_1667

May    Meriwether-Talbot Counties    GA

Sprewell Bluff WMA

image of Tetragonotheca helianthoides, Pineland Squarehead, Pineland-ginseng

JK Marlow    jkm180504_1693

May    Meriwether-Talbot Counties    GA

Sprewell Bluff WMA

image of Tetragonotheca helianthoides, Pineland Squarehead, Pineland-ginseng

JK Marlow    jkm180504_465

May    Meriwether-Talbot Counties    GA

Sprewell Bluff WMA

Stem and leaves hairy and somewhat sticky from tiny beadlike glands, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Tetragonotheca helianthoides, Pineland Squarehead, Pineland-ginseng

JK Marlow    jkm180504_466

May    Meriwether-Talbot Counties    GA

Sprewell Bluff WMA

image of Tetragonotheca helianthoides, Pineland Squarehead, Pineland-ginseng

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_helianthoides

May        

Squarehead gets its name from the 4 outer bracts just below the flower head, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Tetragonotheca helianthoides, Pineland Squarehead, Pineland-ginseng

Will Stuart    wil_t_helianthoides_291

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Stems erect to ascending, 1-3' tall, few-branched, pubescent, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Tetragonotheca helianthoides, Pineland Squarehead, Pineland-ginseng

Will Stuart    wil_t_helianthoides_304

May    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Upper stem leaves sessile, the lower on short winged stalks; margins toothed, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Tetragonotheca helianthoides, Pineland Squarehead, Pineland-ginseng

Will Stuart    wil_t_helianthoides_045

July    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Pollinator at work.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Tetragonotheca helianthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tetragonotheca helianthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-60-001:
Tetragonotheca helianthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2739

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, sandy woodlands, open hammocks, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Upper stem leaves sessile, lower stem leaves on short winged petioles
Margins toothed

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
4 outer foliaceous phyllaries form a quadrangle hiding small narrow inner ones
Flower heads with 6-14 ray flowers
Inferior ovary

Flower heads solitary and terminal

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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