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Helianthus microcephalus

Helianthus microcephalus Torr. & A. Gray

 

Small-headed Sunflower

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusHelianthusFrom Greek helios, “sun,” and anthos, “flower,” because it was believed that sunflowers turn to follow the sun
Speciesmicrocephalus“Small-headed”

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Helianthus microcephalus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Nov 2013.

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Helianthus microcephalus (Small-headed Sunflower)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Helianthus microcephalus (Small-headed Sunflower)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

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