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Rough Sunflower

Rough Sunflower
(Helianthus hirsutus)

Availability:

  • Currently available

Height:

  • 2 to 5 feet

Bloom:

  • July to October

Classification:

  • Native
  • Perennial

Sun:

  • Full sun to part shade

Soil moisture:

  • Dry to medium

Used by:

  • Butterflies (flowers)
  • Honey bees (flowers)
  • Native bees (flowers)
  • Caterpillars (foliage)
  • Songbirds (seeds)
  • Quail (seeds)

Notes:

  • Spreads by runners and by seed
  • Can be somewhat aggressive in garden settings

Native Range:

USDA Range Map for rough sunflower
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

Relevant Backyard Ecology Resources: