Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3637

Forb
Annual

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC-SC (where introduced), rare in GA (where native)

Look for it in sandy soils of fields and roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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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

 

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

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 (1968) 179-65-024:
Helianthus debilis var. cucumerifolius   FAMILY Asteraceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Cucumber-leaf Sunflower