Helianthus smithii Heiser. Phen: Aug-Sep. Hab: Dry forests and woodlands. Dist: Known from n. GA, e. AL, and se. TN.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: It has small heads (like H. microcephalus, H. laevigatus, H. schweinitzii), the leaves narrowly lanceolate and subsessile (like H. schweinitzii or H. laevigatus), the leaves resin-dotted below (like H. microcephalus), but nearly glabrous. It may be a hybrid derivative of H. microcephalus and H. strumosus.
Synonymy: = FNA21, K1, K3, K4, Tn; = n/a – RAB; < Helianthus microcephalus Torr. & A.Gray – C, SE1