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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Helianthus strumosus

Paleleaf Sunflower, Paleleaf Woodland Sunflower, Roughleaf Sunflower

Scientific Name:

Helianthus strumosus

Genus:

Helianthus

Species Epithet:

strumosus

Common Name:

Paleleaf Sunflower, Paleleaf Woodland Sunflower, Roughleaf 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):

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:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Woodlands and roadsides. Rare in NC Coastal Plain, common in mountains and Piedmont.

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:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Leaves are opposite (the uppermost may be alternate)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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