Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


642

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist pastures, moist forests, riverbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Reddish-purple/ Brown
Disc flowers bisexual/ Ray flowers sterile (lacking pistil and style)
Disc flowers four-lobed; ray flowers three-lobed
Disc flowers have 4 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helenium flexuosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-75-003:
Helenium flexuosum   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed


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image of Helenium flexuosum, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hefl_003_lvd

        

image of Helenium flexuosum, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_henu3_001_lvd

        

image of Helenium flexuosum, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed

Keith Bradley    kab_h_flexuosum_08466

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

image of Helenium flexuosum, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed

Keith Bradley    kab_h_flexuosum_09387

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

image of Helenium flexuosum, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed

Betsy George    bmg_6316

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Helenium flexuosum, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed

Betsy George    bmg_6317

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Helenium flexuosum, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed

JK Marlow    jkm190702_9691

July    Greenville County    SC

Stem leaves reduced upward, sessile, bases decurrent in wings on the stem, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Helenium flexuosum, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_flexuosum_6

July        

image of Helenium flexuosum, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_helenium_flexuosum

July        

8-13 rays, 3-lobed at tips. Disk red-brown or purplish, mostly spherical, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Helenium flexuosum, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_flexuosum_purple_3

August    Floyd County    GA

1 of 2 sneezeweeds in our Atlantic Coastal Plain w purplish-brown disk flws, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Helenium flexuosum, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_flexuosum_0277

September    Iredell County    NC

A coarse perennial with a branching stem and decurrent leaves [stem winged], per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Helenium flexuosum, Purplehead Sneezeweed, Southern Sneezeweed

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_flexuosum_0031

October    Iredell County    NC