Helianthus laetiflorus Pers.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Helianthus laetiflorus Pers.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Grown in gardens for ornamental purposes
  • Key identification features : Herb, erect, perennial. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, gradually narrowed and decurrent on petioles, hispid on both surfaces. Heads many, on short terminal peduncles. Marginal florets with deep yellow, 2-3 fid ligulate corollas; central florets with yellow, tubular, 5-fid corollas.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Native : Western USA
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. pp.261. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Helianthus laetiflorus. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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