Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3638

Forb
Perennial

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on moist roadsides and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, or the lowermost opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown to 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 maximilianii   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus maximiliani   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-65-014:
Helianthus maximiliani   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Maximilian Sunflower