Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2739

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Mountains) (rare in NC)

Look for it in sandhills, sandy woodlands, open hammocks, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Inferior ovary
Flower heads solitary and terminal

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tetragonotheca helianthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tetragonotheca helianthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-60-001:
Tetragonotheca helianthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Squarehead, Pineland-ginseng