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The Research Literature database was created and funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Use the search features below to find scientific articles on native wildflowers that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.

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Renewable resources from wild sunflowers (Helianthus spp., Asteraceae)

Author(s): G. J. Seiler, M. E. Carr and M. O. Bagby

Month: Jan-Mar
Year: 1991

Journal: Economic Botany
Volume: 45
Issue: 1
Pages: 4-15

Article Topic(s): Chemistry,,Human Use
Research Setting(s): Field,Nursery

Species Referenced: Helianthus strumosus (Paleleaf woodland sunflower),


Evaluates the yields of oil, polyphenol hydrocarbon, protein, and ash in above-ground biomass of 28 taxa of Helianthus, including H. strumosus. Natural rubber was present in 13 of the species and were within the range for commercial rubber production.

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G. J. Seiler, M. E. Carr and M. O. Bagby. "Renewable resources from wild sunflowers (Helianthus spp., Asteraceae)." Economic Botany 45.1 (1991): 4-15.

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