Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


655

Forb
Perennial

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in rich bottomlands and along streams, disturbed areas, cultivated in gardens for the edible tubers, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Simple
Lower opposite or alternate, upper usually alternate
Petioles 2-8cm long

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 tuberosus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus tuberosus   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-65-020:
Helianthus tuberosus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Jersalem Artichoke