Wild Sunflower

Helianthus annuus

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  • Wild Sunflower | Wild Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in City of Rocks National Reserve. Photo: NPS
  • Wild Sunflower | Wild Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in City of Rocks National Reserve. Photo: NPS
  • Wild Sunflower | Wild Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in City of Rocks National Reserve. Photo: NPS
  • Wild Sunflower | Wild Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in City of Rocks National Reserve. Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Other names

Common Sunflower

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Size

1.5-8 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Blooming Season

Summer-Fall

Bloom Color

Yellow

Attracts

Honeybees, Small Game, Birds

Can I eat Wild Sunflower?

Sunflower seeds, Oil, Florets

Medicinal uses for Wild Sunflower

Native Americans Tribes made a tea out of the flowers to help to pulmonary troubles.

Wild Sunflower Habitat

Wild Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) are very adaptable, but thrive in meadows and are often observed in disturbed areas.

Wild Sunflower Facts

The Wild Sunflower is the state flower of Kansas. They are large flowers that thrive in disturbed areas and are hard to miss. The flower heads follow the sun during the day. Sunflowers have a large variety of culinary uses.

Wild Sunflower Distribution



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