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Helianthus occidentalis ssp. occidentalis

Common Name(s):

Description

Naked-stem Sunflower is a native wildflower found along rocky or sandy riparian areas. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#native wildflower#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#piedmont mountains UPL#food source hard-mast fruit#FACU Coastal
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#native wildflower#food source fall#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#piedmont mountains UPL#food source hard-mast fruit#FACU Coastal
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Helianthus
    Species:
    occidentalis
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A.
  • 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 Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Moist
    Occasional Flooding
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
  • 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 Location:
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds