Common Name: Woodland Sunflower

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Dry
  • Height: 5-8′
  • Flower: Yellow, Aug, Sept
  • Fruit: Dark brown nutlets massed in the center of the flower
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge
  • Larval host for: Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly (Chlosyne nycteis), Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)

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Helianthus divaricatus has multiple semi-erect, branching stems lined with large, opposite lance-shaped leaves and topped with multiple small flowers. The abundant blooms are yellow with a yellow center and about 2″ across. Slowly forms colonies through rhizomes, and should be divided every 3-4 years to curb its spread if space is limited. This plant thrives in woodland shade, but will also tolerate sunny areas.  Bees flock to the flowers, even when other plant species are blooming nearby

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