Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Heliopsis helianthoides (L.) Sweet image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Asteraceae
Heliopsis helianthoides (L.) Sweet
false sunflower, ox-eye, sunflower-everlasting
Heliopsis: from Greek helios for "sun" and opsis for "appearance"
helianthoides: from Greek for "like Helianthus" or the sunflower
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb
Flower: head 1 1/2" -3 1/2" wide, 8-16 pale yellow rays, conical disk 1/3"-1" wide and yellowish-brown, often fuzzy outer bracts (phyllaries) longer than the inner ones, both ray and disk flowers fertile unlike true sunflowers (Helianthus); inflorescence of one to a few heads on long, naked stalks; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:all opposite, on at least a 1" stalk, sharply toothed, oval with a truncated base and pointed tip
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods, disturbed sites; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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