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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Helianthus resinosus

Resinous Sunflower, Resindot Sunflower

Scientific Name:

Helianthus resinosus

Genus:

Helianthus

Species Epithet:

resinosus

Common Name:

Resinous Sunflower, Resindot Sunflower

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft., 6-12 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Woodlands, thickets, roadsides. Uncommon throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, 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

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Leaves opposite on lower part of the stem and alternate above. The key character of this sunflower is the abundant yellow resin dots or glands on leaves and heads.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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