Helianthus longifolius Pursh - Sunflower
Family - Asteraceae
Basal leaves in-situ.
Flowering - July - November.
Habitat - Sandy soil, rocky glades, sandhill bogs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found in the northeastern corner of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its stocky rhizomes, long basal leaves, reddish-purple stems, and multiple flower heads. This species can be found growing wild in just Georgia and Alabama (USA). It is cultivated and escaped elsewhere.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 9-12-05.