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Woodland Sunflower
Helianthus strumosus

Other Names: Pale-leaved Sunflower, Pale-leaved Wood Sunflower

Family
  • Asteraceae – Aster family (aka Compositae – Composite family)
Flower
  • 6.5 – 9 cm (2.5 - 3.5 inches) head
  • 9 –15 yellow rays around a central disk
Leaf
  • 7.5 – 20 cm (3-8 inches) long
  • oval, narrowing as approach a point
  • toothless or shallowly toothed
  • usually in an opposite arrangement
  • very conspicuous veins
  • top surface is rough
  • bottom is whitish and slightly hairy
  • very short stalks on lower leaves
Location
  • in most parts of Eastern North America
  • found in wooded and open areas, as well as thickets
Flowering Time
  • August - September
Other
  • plant is 90 – 210 cm (3 –7 feet)
Name Origin
  • N/A
Woodland Sunflower

Woodland Sunflower plant