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Helianthus debilis ssp. debilis (Beach sunflower)
Cressler, Alan

Helianthus debilis ssp. debilis

Helianthus debilis Nutt. ssp. debilis

Beach Sunflower, Cucumberleaf Sunflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Stems decumbent, up to about 6 feet long.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec



Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-28
Research By: CBR

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