Helianthus occidentalis Riddell
Fewleaf sunflower, Western sunflower
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: heoc2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: 30 to 40 inches tall.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
DistributionUSA: AR , DC , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , NC , NJ , OH , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ
Prairie Nursery - Westfield, WI
BibliographyBibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Helianthus occidentalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helianthus occidentalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Helianthus occidentalis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-03-29
Research By: TWC Staff