Helianthus is from the Greek word helios meaning "sun" and anthos for "flower".
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Dry Mesic, Dry|
Summer, Fall July, August, September
|Max Height||5 feet|
|Seeds Per Packet||100|
|Seeds Per Ounce||4,000|
Large yellow flowers with dark purple centers bloom from August to October; can reach 7 feet tall. Fairly common to the Tallgrass Region, shows up sporadically farther east.
Edible Uses: Tubers - raw or cooked. Used like Jerusalem artichokes, to which they are not much inferior in taste though yields are lower.
Medicinal Uses: Unknown
Herbal Uses: Unknown