Helianthus decapetalus L.
Thinleaf sunflower, Ten-petaled sunflower, Thin-leaved sunflower, Pale sunflower
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Helianthus scrophulariifolius, Helianthus tracheliifolius
USDA Symbol: hede
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
DistributionUSA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , ON , QC
Native Habitat: Woodland,Forest Edge
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy
BenefitUse Wildlife: Birds, Butterflies, Bees
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Larval Host: Silvery Checkerspot, Painted Lady
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)Helianthus decapetalus is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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Painted Lady |
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
Sunshine Farm & Gardens - Renick, WV
Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ
BibliographyBibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
Bibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
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Research LiteratureReslit 997 - Cutting propagation and container production of 'Flora Sun' beach sunflower (2000) J. G. Norcini and J. H. Aldrich
Reslit 1217 - Genome scan of hybridizing sunflowers from Texas (Helianthus annuus and H. debilis) reveals asymmetric patterns of introgression and small islands of genomic differentiation (2010) M. Scascitelli, K. D. Whitney, R. A. Randell, M. K...
Reslit 1229 - Phylogenetic relationships in Helianthus (Asteraceae) based on nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer region sequence data (1998) E. E. Schilling, C. R. Linder, R. D. Noyes and L. ...
Reslit 1503 - Adaptive introgression of herbivore resistance traits in the weedy sunflower Helianthus annuus (2006) K. D. Whitney, R. A. Randell and L. H. Rieseberg
Reslit 1683 - Callus development and plant regeneration from different explants of six wild species of sunflower (Helianthus L.) (1992) M. S. Punia and N. E. Bohorova
Reslit 1785 - First report of a 'Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris'-related strain associated with little leaf disease of Helianthus debilis in Florida, USA (2008) N. A. Harrison and E. E. Helmick
Reslit 1975 - Helianthus annuus ssp. texanus has chloroplast DNA and nuclear ribosomal RNA genes of Helianthus debilis ssp. cucumerifolius (1990) L. H. Rieseberg, S. Beckstromsternberg and K. Doan
Reslit 2022 - Pollinator efficiency of some insects in relation to wild species populations of Helianthus L (1997) S. Meynie and R. Bernard
Reslit 2062 - Transfer of Powdery Mildew Resistance from Helianthus debilis Nutt. to Cultivated Sunflower (1985) C. C. Jan and J. M. Chandler
Reslit 2124 - Evaluation of Cucumberleaf Sunflower, Helianthus debilis Nutt for Beautification and Erosion Control on Coastal Areas (1982) R. M. Craig and D. C. Smith
This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Helianthus decapetalus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helianthus decapetalus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Helianthus decapetalus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-09-12
Research By: TWC Staff