Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Mtns, rare in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in mesic woodlands and forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite, or the upper alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rays: Yellow
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate but sterile
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Helianthus decapetalus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus decapetalus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-65-013:
Helianthus decapetalus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Thin-leaved Sunflower, Forest Sunflower