HELIANTHUS petiolaris (Prairie Sunflower)

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Helianthus Petiolaris is a North American plant species in the sunflower family, commonly known as the prairie sunflower or lesser sunflower. They are also known as 'Plains Sunflower'. Prairie can grow in clumps that make it look like a small bush. This species was first named by the famous naturalist,...
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Helianthus Petiolaris is a North American plant species in the sunflower family, commonly known as the prairie sunflower or lesser sunflower. They are also known as 'Plains Sunflower'. Prairie can grow in clumps that make it look like a small bush. This species was first named by the famous naturalist, botanist, and ornithologist, Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859). The powdered leaves, either on their own or in an ornament, have been used as a dressing for sores and swellings. This species of sunflower is an annual, blooming between June and September.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
1OZ 12,500 500
1/4LB 50,000 2,000
1/2LB 100,000 4,000
1LB 200,000 8,000
5LB 1,000,000 40,000

Scientific Name: Helianthus Petiolaris

Common Name: Prairie Sunflower

Plant Type: Annual

Family: Asteraceae

Native Range: Central to Western North America

Growth Height: 40-60"

Spread: 10-18 "

Habit: Herb

Zone: 4-8

Exposure:  Unable to grow in shady areas, Direct Sunlight

Blooming Season: Summer, Fall

Attracts: Flies, Butterflies and Birds

Texture: Rough

Flower Color: Yellow-ray florets with red-brown disc

Moisture: Dry, Moderate

Maintenance: Low

Resistant: Drought, Deer and Rabbit Resistant

Water Requirement: Average

Soil Type: Dry Sandy soil, Prairies, Along roads

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral and basic soil

Uses: Dressing for sores and swellings, used in Ointment

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