Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-65-001:
Helianthus radula FAMILY Asteraceae__
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Roundleaf Sunflower, Rayless Sunflower
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Alan S. Weakley asw_552542783674310
Apalachicola National Forest
A rosette of orbicular to nearly round leaves, borne flat against the ground, per Weakley's Flora (2022).
Keith Bradley kab_h_radula_4821
November Collier County FL
Big Cypress National Preserve
Ray flowers absent; disc flowers purplish-red, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills and dryish savannas, and dry pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora
Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Common in GA, uncommon in SC
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Basal & low opposite
Disc flowers bisexual and fertile
Flower heads solitary and terminal
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Everglades Wildflowers (Hammer, 2002, 2015) p025
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p089
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