Rough Sunflower


Rough Sunflower
(Helianthus hirsutus)

Height:

    • 2 to 5 feet

Bloom:

    • July to Oct.

Classification:

    • Native
    • Perennial

Sun:

    • Full sun to part shade

Soil moisture:

    • Dry to medium

Used by:

    • Butterflies (flowers)
    • Honey bees (flowers)
    • Native bees (flowers)
    • Caterpillars (foliage)
    • Songbirds (seeds)
    • Quail (seeds)

Notes:

    • Spreads by runners and by seed
    • Can be somewhat aggressive in garden settings

Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife articles:

Common Buckeye

Bicolored Sweat Bee

Leave Seed Heads for Songbirds

Leave Fields of Fall Wildflowers for Pollinators

Native range in North America:

 

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