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Product Description

Helianthus is from the Greek word helios meaning "sun" and anthos for "flower".

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

Summer, Fall                  August, September

Bloom Color Yellow
Max Height 5 feet
Wetland Code UPL
Germ Code  C(30)
Seeds Per Packet  100
Seeds Per Ounce   7,000


Gray-green plants reaching 3 feet tall with 2 to 4 inch wide yellow flowers. Found in the southern portions of the Tallgrass region on upland prairies. Blooms from July through September.

The seeds of the sunflowers have been used as food by both man and animals. An oil can be extracted from the seeds and can be used for cooking or making soap. Often, the fibers from the coarse stalks of the sunflower have been used for textiles.

Natural hybridization occurs between the numerous Helianthus species, often with very pleasing and interesting results.

Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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