Heliopsis helianthoides var. gracilis

Smooth Oxeye

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:
Phenology:
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Informal wildflower gardens.
Propagation:Seed
Availability:Seed
Light:-
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam
Soil pH:Acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Seeds eaten by birds.

Insects:
  

Attracts butterflies and bees but the list of insects is diverse and includes hoverflies and soldier beetles.  The ground nesting bee, Holcopasites heliopis, is a specialist pollinator of Heliopsis helianthoides.

Native Habitats:Pine-oak-hickory woods, longleaf pinelands, bluffs.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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