Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
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Read more about Longleaf Sunflower at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN (MISIDENTIFICATION) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-65-008:
Helianthus longifolius FAMILY Asteraceae
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_h_longifolius
Leaves 10-20x as long as wide, basally disposed, glabrous, per Weakley's Flora.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_h_longifolius_4b
8-13 ray florets. Disc florets' lobes yellow; anthers dark, appendages dark, per Flora of North America.
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Habitat: Sandstone and granite glades and woodlands, loamy to xeric longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora
Native to Georgia
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Basal & opposite (reduced upward)
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate but sterile
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p122
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p087
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