Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


641

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist pastures, forests, woodlands, forest edges, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers pistillate and fertile
Disc flowers five-lobed; ray flowers three-lobed
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown/Gray
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Helenium autumnale   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helenium autumnale var. autumnale   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-75-001:
Helenium autumnale   FAMILY Asteraceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Helenium autumnale var. parviflorum

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Sneezeweed


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picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm120804_321

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Ray flowers (what looks like petals) have 3 lobes and widen at their ends, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm120804_329

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm120804_333

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves narrowly ovate, mostly toothed, bases decurrent on the stem, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm120804_335

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm070917_089

September    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Disc flowers yellow, in a dome. Ray flowers 12-20, 3-lobed at their tips, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm070917_091

September    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Like H. amarum, it is bitter and unpalatable to grazing animals, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm070917_096

September    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Involucre of one series of linear bracts, 5-10mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs with ray and disc flowers

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm070917_099

September    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm150912_100

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm150912_102

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm150912_119

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm150912_147

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm150912_152

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

JK Marlow    jkm150912_153

September    Clay County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Tusquitee Ranger District

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_helenium_autumnale_2

October        

picture of Helenium autumnale, image of Helenium autumnale

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_helenium_autumnale_4

October