Hairy sunflower, Rough Sunflower
USDA Symbol: hehi2
USDA Native Status:
Hairy sunflower, H. hirsutus, only 12-18 inches tall with leaves finely toothed, up to 6 inches long, tapering from 2 inches wide at the base to a fine point at the end. Stems and leaves are bristly. Ray flowers are 1 inch long and yellow. Disk flowers are brownish to yellow.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Brown
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0630 Collected Nov 5, 1993 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Helianthus hirsutus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helianthus hirsutus in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-04-17
Research By: TWC Staff