Helianthus mollis

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: average, poor, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 2'-4'

Bloom Time: July, August, September

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: blue-green, gray-green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, cut flowers, drought tolerant, naturalizing

Helianthus mollis (ashy sunflower)
  • Helianthus mollis (ashy sunflower)
  • Helianthus mollis (ashy sunflower)
  • Helianthus mollis (ashy sunflower)

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Description

Helianthus mollis

Also known as:

ashy sunflower

,

downy sunflower

,

hairy wild sunflower

Scientific Synonyms:

Helianthus mollis var. cordatus

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Threatened: MI, OH

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae Aster family
Genus Helianthus sunflower
Species Helianthus mollis ashy sunflower