Helianthus occidentalis - Western Sunflower
Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis) is a colony forming perennial that is great for ground cover as it spreads slowly by rhizomes. It has slender, leafless stalks that are typically reddish in color. It produces bright yellow, star-like flowers at the tops of its stems for an extended period of time in late summer. It is one of the shorter native sunflower varieties, and it is an excellent seed source for finches or other migrating birds.
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 2' - 3'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July, August
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
There are about 70 species of Helianthus plants that consist of annual and perennial flowering plants, commonly called sunflowers, and are native to North, Central, and South America. They are usually tall plants with disc flowers that for the majority of species are yellow, but there are some species with reddish lobes. Before blooming, young sunflower heads follow the sun across the sky and at night they reorient themselves to face East for the sunrise. Once the flower heads are mature and fully open, they generally stop moving with the sun and remain facing East.
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