Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3445

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia (introduced in NC)
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in sandstone and granite glades and woodlands, loamy to xeric longleaf pine sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & opposite (reduced upward)

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus longifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-65-008:
Helianthus longifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Longleaf Sunflower