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

        

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

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_h_flexuosum_08466

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

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Keith Bradley    kab_h_flexuosum_09387

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_flexuosum_6

July        

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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

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

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

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_h_flexuosum_0031

October    Iredell County    NC