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Helianthus cusickii

Helianthus cusickii A. Gray

Cusick's Sunflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: HECU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , ID , NV , OR , WA

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-03-29
Research By: CBR

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