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Helianthus annuus Linnaeus. Common Sunflower, Mirasol. Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: Disturbed areas, often cultivated in gardens, sometimes cultivated in fields. Dist: Native of the Plains states south into Mexico. This is the common cultivated sunflower grown for its flowers, seeds, and oil.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, Fl7, FNA21, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mex, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, SE1, Tat, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV; > Helianthus annuus L. ssp. annuus – Tx; > Helianthus annuus L. ssp. texanus Heiser – Tx; > Helianthus annuus L. var. macrocarpus (DC.) Cockerell – Oh3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily ?: 9

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