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Pisapia, Robert J.
Helianthus gracilentus A. Gray
Dwarf sunflower, Slender sunflower
USDA Symbol: HEGR3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: CA 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.
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No pretreatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff