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Know Your Natives – Woodland Sunflower – Helianthus divaricatus

Helianthus divaricatus, another species known by the common name woodland sunflower, of the Aster (Asteraceae) family, is a deciduous, rhizomatous perennial that occurs in the U.S. from Louisiana to Oklahoma to Wisconsin thence east and south to the borders.  In Arkansas, … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Woodland Sunflower – Helianthus strumosus

Helianthus strumosus, known by the common name pale-leaf woodland sunflower or just woodland sunflower (a general name also used for several other native species of sunflowers), of the Aster (Asteraceae) family, is a deciduous rhizomatous perennial which occurs throughout the … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Starry and Wholeleaf Rosinweeds

Are They Sunflowers? Rosinweeds (Silphium species) and sunflowers (Helianthus species) are in the Asteraceae (Aster) Family.  Rosinweeds and sunflowers are herbaceous perennials with yellow composite flowers (ray florets with strap-shaped petals, disk florets with petals fused into small tubes) on … Continue reading

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