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Helianthus microcephalus

Small Wood Sunflower, Small-headed Sunflower, Small Woodland Sunflower

Scientific Name:

Helianthus microcephalus

Genus:

Helianthus

Species Epithet:

microcephalus

Common Name:

Small Wood Sunflower, Small-headed Sunflower, Small Woodland 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, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry woodlands and roadbanks. Common and rather widespread in the mountains and nearly all of the Piedmont, though rather infrequent in the northeastern corner. Very rare into the 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

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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