BCP/Helianthus microcephalus


Helianthus microcephalus

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Profile for Helianthus microcephalus (Woodland Sunflower)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Herbaceous forb
Flowers:They bear several to many wide, terminal capitula (flower heads), with bright yellow ray florets at the outside and maroon disc florets inside. These flower heads follow the direction of the sun, going from east to west during the day. Flowers are scarcely one inch across.
Foliage:Opposite, lanceolate.
Growing Conditions:Open woods
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants:Helianthus divaricatus

Found the small woods sunflower growing in a woods within walking distance from my house. I did cut a few stalks of the flowers to enjoy inside. They have keep well inside.

Location: East of Indianapolis (Greenfield)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

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This page is a profile for the plant species Helianthus microcephalus, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.