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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Stiff Sunflower