Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


656

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in forests, woodlands, woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring/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):
Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-58-001:
Heliopsis helianthoides   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
False Sunflower, Eastern Oxeye, Eastern Sunflower-everlasting, Smooth Oxeye


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image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

John B. Nelson    jbn_3738019835_86dc5e51ca

July        

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm100730_184

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

Note developing ovary: In contrast to Helianthus, the rays are fertile.

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm100730_185

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm100730_189

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm100730_191

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

Leaves ovate, toothed, long-stalked, and all opposite, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm100730_193

July    Jackson County    NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve

Leaf underside is glabrous and a lustrous green.

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm160727_398

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm160727_401

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_helianth_hel_5

July        

Ray florets (0)5-20, per Flora of North America.

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm120815_599

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm120815_601

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Flower heads about 2" wide, with a yellow conical disk and about 12 rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm120815_606

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Bracts oblong, glabrous, cartilaginous w foliaceous, often spreading, apices, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE involucral bracts of DYCs with ray and disc flowers

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm120815_611

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Involucres hemispheric, 6-10mm long and 1-2.5cm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm120815_613b

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

The ray's 2-pronged style indicates a fertile rather than a neutral flower, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm120815_618

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm120815_624

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides

JK Marlow    jkm120815_628

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden