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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Helianthus porteri   FAMILY Asteraceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus porteri   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Helianthus porteri

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Helianthus porteri

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Viguiera porteri

 

COMMON NAME:
Confederate Daisy


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image of Helianthus porteri, Confederate Daisy

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_helianthus_porteri

August        

Ray florets 7-8. Disc florets with yellow lobes. Anthers and appendages dark, per Flora of North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Helianthus porteri   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helianthus porteri   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Helianthus porteri

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Helianthus porteri

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Viguiera porteri

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3727

Forb
Annual

Habitat: In shallow soils over granite on low-elevation granite domes or flatrocks, per Weakley's Flora

Native to South Carolina & Georgia (introduced in NC)

Uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare elsewhere

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, or the lower opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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