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Helianthus pumilus (Little sunflower)
Muller, Thomas L.

Helianthus pumilus

Helianthus pumilus Nutt.

Little Sunflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: HEPU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire , Serrate
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Leaf: Ash-gray.
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: Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: CO , ID , WY
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky soil in open areas; 3900'8800'.

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 - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1990 VOL. 7, NO.4 - Research Update, Wild-Collecting Endangers Natives, Director's Report, Maryland ...

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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