Helianthus gracilentus A. Gray
Dwarf sunflower, Slender sunflower
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: HEGR3
Slender sunflower or dwarf sunflower is a tufted perennial with groups of stems rising only 1 ft. in height. Its leaves are lance-shaped and the 2 in., yellow, daisy-like flowers occur in profusion on long stalks.
Deer do not seem to eat this wildflower.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Native Distribution: C. & s. CA outer Coast Ranges
Native Habitat: Dry hillsides; 200-6000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Deer do not seem to eat this wildflower.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Helianthus gracilentus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helianthus gracilentus in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff