OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Helianthus debilis ssp. cucumerifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus debilis ssp. cucumerifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-65-024:
Helianthus debilis var. cucumerifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Helianthus cucumerifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Cucumber-leaf Sunflower, Beach Sunflower


         To see larger pictures, click or hover over the thumbnails.

image of Helianthus debilis ssp. cucumerifolius, Cucumber-leaf Sunflower, Beach Sunflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_debilis_cucumerif_2

October        

Ray florets 11-20. Disc floret corolla lobes usually reddish. Anthers dark, per Flora of North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Helianthus debilis ssp. cucumerifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus debilis ssp. cucumerifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-65-024:
Helianthus debilis var. cucumerifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Helianthus cucumerifolius

 

Find by scientific name:

3637

Forb
Annual

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC-SC (where it's been introduced), rare in GA (where it's native)

Habitat: Sandy soils of fields and roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

map
NEW! Click here to see a range map (and maybe identification notes) from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.

Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)

LEAVES:
Simple
Lower opposite, upper alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grayish-black
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


Find by scientific name: