Common Name: Small Woodland Sunflower
Habit: Perennial Herb
Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Water Needs: Average, Dry
Height: 2-5′
Flower: Yellow, Jul, Aug
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 microcephala has a semi-erect stem with opposite lanceolate leaves topped with small flowers. The flowers are yellow with a yellow center and about 1″ across. This plant thrives in woodland shade.

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