Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3515

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in dry forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or alternate

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 smithii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus smithii   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Helianthus microcephalus

 

COMMON NAME:
Smith's Sunflower


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image of Helianthus smithii

JK Marlow    jkm110415_536

April    Carroll County    GA

image of Helianthus smithii

JK Marlow    jkm110415_539

April    Carroll County    GA

Leaves linear-lanceolate, with only a single main vein, per Weakley's Flora.