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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Helianthus divaricatus (= Helianthus divaricatus var. angustifolius)

Woodland sunflower, Rough sunflower

Scientific Name:

Helianthus divaricatus (= Helianthus divaricatus var. angustifolius)

Genus:

Helianthus

Species Epithet:

divaricatus

Common Name:

Woodland sunflower, Rough sunflower

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Orange, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

mesic to dry woodlands and forests, forest edges; common (rare in Coastal Plain).

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Notes:

Important nectar source for native bees.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/helianthus-divaricatus/



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