Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3639

Forb
Perennial

Native: north & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in prairies, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & opposite, or upper alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. pauciflorus   FAMILY Asteraceae

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Helianthus laetiflorus var. rigidus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Helianthus rigidus

 

COMMON NAME:
Stiff Sunflower


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image of Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. pauciflorus, Stiff Sunflower

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_helar_001_lvd

        

image of Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. pauciflorus, Stiff Sunflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_pauciflorus_4

August        

Lvs usually lanceolate to lance-ovate or rhombic-ovate, petiole usually <1cm, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. pauciflorus, Stiff Sunflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_pauciflorus_7

August        

A perennial sunflower with leafy stems and red disk flowers, per Weakley's Flora.