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


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image of Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. pauciflorus

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

        

image of Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. pauciflorus

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_pauciflorus_7

August        

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