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Forest Sunflower Helianthus decapetalus

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Helianthus strumosus
Phonetic Spelling
hee-lee-AN-thus de-kap-UH-tal-us
Description

Forest Sunflower is a pernnial found in woodlands and forests of the eastern coasts of North America.

It is an aggressive spreader via rhizomes.

More information on Helianthus.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#native wildflower#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#coastal UPL#food source hard-mast fruit#FACU Piedmont Mountains
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#native wildflower#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#coastal UPL#food source hard-mast fruit#FACU Piedmont Mountains
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Helianthus
    Species:
    decapetalus
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A. and Canada
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from August to November
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from July to October
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds