Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3160

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

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

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & opposite (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Purplish-red
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate but sterile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Helianthus heterophyllus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus heterophyllus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-65-006:
Helianthus heterophyllus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Sunflower, Variable-leaf Sunflower