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Helianthus ×laetiflorus (Cheerful sunflower)
Cressler, Alan

Helianthus ×laetiflorus

Helianthus ×laetiflorus Pers. (pro sp.)

Cheerful Sunflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Helianthus scaberrimus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , CT , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , NB , SK

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Dry

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-09-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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