Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


652

Forb
Perennial/Annual

Native

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite or alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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

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

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-65-000:
Helianthus spp.   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sunflower


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image of Helianthus spp., Sunflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_helianthus

Month Unknown        GA

Involucral bracts are in several series, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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