Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3389

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it on rocky or sandy flood-scoured riversides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite (basal often absent)

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

FRUIT:
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Helianthus occidentalis ssp. occidentalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus occidentalis ssp. occidentalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-65-007:
Helianthus occidentalis   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Helianthus occidentalis var. dowellianus

GREATER THAN Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)
Helianthus dowellianus

 

COMMON NAME:
Naked-stem Sunflower