Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3972

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common in GA, uncommon in SC

Look for it in sandhills, dryish savannas, and dry pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low opposite
Petioles winged

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes short

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Purplish-red
Rays: Absent
Disc flowers bisexual and fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads solitary and terminal

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Dark brown
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Helianthus radula   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus radula   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-65-001:
Helianthus radula   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Helianthus radula

 

COMMON NAME:
Roundleaf Sunflower, Rayless Sunflower