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Bruso, George H.
Helianthus debilis Nutt.
Beach sunflower, Cucumber-leaf sunflower, Cucumberleaf sunflower
USDA Symbol: HEDE4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The hairy, branched flowering stems, sometimes red/brown mottled, of beach sunflower rise up to 6 ft. above 1-3 ft. long, decumbent stems. Leaves may be entire or shallowly lobed. Flower heads bear yellow rays and reddish disks.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
AL , CT , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MS , NC , NH , PA , RI , SC , TX , VA , VT , WV Native Distribution:
Coastal areas from NC to FL & TX Native Habitat:
Dunes and disturbed areas throughout coastal areas USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MM-758
Collected 2010-08-12 in Caldwell County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff