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Bruso, George H.
Helianthus debilis Nutt.
Beach sunflower, Cucumber-leaf sunflower, Cucumberleaf sunflower
USDA Symbol: hede4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The hairy, branched flowering stems, sometimes red/brown mottled, of beach sunflower rise up to 6 ft. above 1-3 ft. long, decumbent stems. Leaves may be entire or shallowly lobed. Flower heads bear yellow rays and reddish disks.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
, WV Native Distribution:
Coastal areas from NC
& TX Native Habitat:
Dunes and disturbed areas throughout coastal areas
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MM-758
Collected 2010-08-12 in Caldwell County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff