Sunflower, Plains

CHARACTERISTICS
Botanical Name Helianthus petiolaris
Life Cycle Annual
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period June-September
Flower Color Yellow

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Description

Plains Sunflower, also known as Prairie Sunflower, is commonly found growing in the dry sandy soils of the Midwest United States although it can be found through most of the country. Growing from 3-5 feet tall, it is topped with bright yellow flowers from June-September. The flowers are an excellent source for many pollinating insects and the seeds are consumed by many types of birds and small mammals.

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