Helianthus debilis Nutt.
Beach sunflower, Cucumber-leaf sunflower, Cucumberleaf sunflower
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: hede4
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: AL , CT , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MS , NC , NH , PA , RI , SC , TX , VA , VT , WV
Native Distribution: Coastal areas from NC to FL & 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
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MM-758 Collected 2006-08-11 in Caldwell County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Helianthus debilis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helianthus debilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Helianthus debilis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff