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Helianthus praecox ssp. runyonii (Runyon's sunflower)
Carr, Bill

Helianthus praecox ssp. runyonii

Helianthus praecox Engelm. & A. Gray ssp. runyonii (Heiser) Heiser

Runyon's Sunflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Helianthus debilis ssp. runyonii, Helianthus praecox var. runyonii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 5 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: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Yellow ray flowers and reddish disc flowers.



Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-28
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