Ashy Sunflower

CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Height 3-5 FT
Seed Count 120,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Helianthus mollis
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Mesic to Dry Soils _ Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period July-October
Flower Color Yellow
Pollinator Value Very Good
Grazing Value Very Good if Not Over-Grazed
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Description

Ashy Sunflower

 

Ashy Sunflower is a perennial forb native to most of the eastern half of the United States. This attractive wildflower can be found growing in the full sunlight of upland prairies and open grasslands.

 

  • Mature heights of 3-5 feet
  • Blooms from July-October with bright yellow flowers
  • Popular species with pollinators of all kinds
  • Spreads through seed and rhizomatous growth
  • Can become aggressive, especially in disturbed areas
  • Commonly in used in conservation areas and flower gardens
  • Highly palatable species for grazing livestock
  • Populations can decrease if over-grazed
  • Deer resistant specie

 

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