Helianthus debilis subsp. vestitus

West Coast Dune Sunflower

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden. Groundcover.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light:-
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Birds and small mammals eat the seeds.

Insects:
  

Pollinated by bees.  The goldenrod soldier beetle (a.k.a. leatherwing beetle(, Chauliognathus pensylvanicus is a goldenrod pollinator (FL Wildflower Foundation).

Native Habitats:Beach dune. Disturbed areas near coast (ruderal)

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Despite the appearance of the county-based range map, the actual range is limited to the coastal areas.