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Helianthus giganteus Linnaeus. Tuberous Sunflower, Swamp Sunflower. Phen: Late Jul-Oct. Hab: Roadsides, woodland edges, bog edges, moist thickets, ditches. Dist: NB and ME west to MN, south to n. SC, n. GA, e. and c. TN, c. KY, n. IN, n. IL, and WI.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA21, G, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Oh3, Pa, RAB, S, SE1, Tat, Tn, Va, W, WV; > Helianthus alienus E.Watson – S; > Helianthus giganteus L. – S; > Helianthus validus E.Watson – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily ?: 8

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
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