Helianthus salicifolius A. Dietr.
Willowleaf Sunflower, Willow-leaved Sunflower
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Helianthus filiformis, Helianthus orgyalis
USDA Symbol: HESA2
A bluegrass prairie species, Helianthus salicifolius has numerous long, narrow, drooping leaves covered with soft hairs and a purple-brown central disk. It is typical of rocky outcrops with heavy soil.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: IL , KS , MD , MO , NY , OK , TX , WI
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
BibliographyBibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Helianthus salicifolius in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Helianthus salicifolius in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Helianthus salicifolius
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-05-12
Research By: TWC Staff