Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Asteraceae
Helianthus divaricatus (Woodland Sunflower)
Flower coloryellow
Number of petals5
Lea arrangementopposite
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginstoothed
Leaf/leaflet shapelanceolate
Fruit typedry
Flowering datesJuly - Aug
HabitatRocky, open woods
LocalitySouth side
DescriptionA plant 2 - 5 feet tall with opposite, shallowly toothed, sessile 2 - 6 inch long leaves that are rough to the touch on the upper surface. The daisy-like deep yellow flowers are typically produced singly or with a few others at the top of the stem which may branch.
Habit photoKBS
Flower photoAT
Leaf photoAT