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HELIOPSIS HELIANTHOIDES | Ox eye Sunflower

  • Oxeye Sunflower Wildflower Perennial seeds and plants at Ion Exchange.
  • Oxeye Sunflower - Heliopsis helianthoides  in full bloom at Ion Exchange native seed and plant nursery in northeast Iowa.
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Product Description

Ox-eye Sunflower, False Sunflower"

Heliopsis from the Greek word helios for "sun" and opsis for "appearance". Helianthoides also from the Greek meaning "like Helianthus", the sunflower.

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
Bloom Time

Summer, Fall                  August, September, October

Bloom Color Yellow
Max Height 5 feet
Wetland Code UPL
Germ Code  C(30)
Seeds Per Packet  500
Seeds Per Ounce   6,300

 

Found throughout the Tallgrass Prairie region and in other open prairie areas, especially on dry soils. Also does quite well in disturbed areas and dry woods. Blooms from June to October. Can grow to 5 feet tall with stem branched toward the top of the plant. Arrowhead-shaped leaves are opposite on the stem and can be 6 inches long. Stem may be topped by a single light yellow flower or branched into a head of many flowers. No medicinal or food uses reported but it has been used widely as an ornamental in gardens.

Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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Oxeye Sunflower - Heliopsis helianthoides in bloom at Ion Exchange (00:46)
Earthyman views Oxeye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides) in full bloom at Ion Exchange native seed and plant nursery in northeast Iowa. http://www.ionxchange.com
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