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)

Look for it in mesic to dry woodlands & forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer
Brown/Blackish
Achene

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus divaricatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-65-011:
Helianthus divaricatus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Woodland Sunflower, Spreading Sunflower


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hedi2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120506_678

May    Oconee County    SC

Its widely spreading leaves are commonly at right angles to the stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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JK Marlow    jkm0406n_03

June    Pickens County    SC

Roadside

Flower heads composed of a 1/2" disk of tubular yellow flowers & 8-15 rays, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Helianthus divaricatus

JK Marlow    jkm0406n_08

June    Pickens County    SC

Roadside

The leaves were stiff and rough to the touch

image of Helianthus divaricatus

JK Marlow    jkm0506h_33

June    Oconee County    SC

image of Helianthus divaricatus

JK Marlow    jkm080616_001

June    Oconee County    SC

image of Helianthus divaricatus

JK Marlow    s040629_a

June    Pickens County    SC

Roadside

Opposite, virtually sessile leaves with abruptly rounded bases, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Helianthus divaricatus

JK Marlow    s040629_b

June    Pickens County    SC

Roadside

Leaves do not clasp & taper gradually to a long tip, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Helianthus divaricatus

Bill Stringer    wcshelianthus_divaricatu

July        

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JK Marlow    jkm0408k_09

August    Oconee County    SC

Leaves sessile, the 2 lateral veins diverging from midrib at very base of leaf, per Weakley's Flora.


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JK Marlow    jkm0509e_32

September    Greenville County    SC

Involucral bracts lanceolate, hairy along margins, often w reflexed tips, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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