Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Helianthus at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Vascular Flora of the Southeastern States (Cronquist 1980, Isely 1990)
Helianthus occidentalis var. dowellianus
Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)
Naked-stem Sunflower, Fewleaf Sunflower, Western Sunflower
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Flower heads 2-3" across, terminating stem & branches, with 10-15 rays, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_h_occidentalis_occi_4
Leaves basally disposed and long-stalked, the almost entire blades 3-6" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.