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Helianthus occidentalis (Fewleaf sunflower)
Smith, R.W.

Helianthus occidentalis

Helianthus occidentalis Riddell

Fewleaf sunflower, Western sunflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: heoc2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: 30 to 40 inches tall.
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow

Distribution

USA: AR , DC , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , NC , NJ , OH , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU UPL FACU FACU FACU
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.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Toadshade Wildflower Farm - Frenchtown, NJ
Prairie Nursery - Westfield, WI
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

Bibref 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 resources

USDA: Find Helianthus occidentalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helianthus occidentalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Helianthus occidentalis

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2013-03-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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