Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Western Sunflower

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Helianthus occidentalis

Flower Description:

The plant produces 1-12 flower heads with 8-12 petals. Typical daisy-like flower.

FamilyAster
Season BloomMid-late summer, Fall
HabitatThrives in full sun, mesic to dry conditions in sandy soil. Can manage partial sun and rocky soil.
CyclePerennial
Height2-4 '
Leaf DescriptionA rosette of basal leaves, 2-7" long and 1-3" across areovate in shape and smooth edges. Upper leaf is medium green and roughly textured; light green underneath.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Sun
LocationWoodland