Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3728

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in seasonally wet to moist calcareous prairies, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Usually whorled, sometimes opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Helianthus verticillatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus Xverticillatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whorled Sunflower