Helianthus agrestis

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Southeastern Sunflower

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:3-5 ft
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:White
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Pinelands, savannas, ruderal.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand

Wildlife

birdanimalbutterflypollinator

Birds and small mammals eat the seeds.

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