Prairie sunflower

Helianthus petiolaris

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
annual
growing season:
warm
cover:
Moderate

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Silt
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
Salt

Location

Min elevation:
3000
Max elevation:
8000
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Navajo
Pima
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
High
Germination Requirements: 
cold stratification
Reproduction: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
Disturbance
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Drought resilienceErosion controlPollinator habitatWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
NOTES:
common in disturbed areas such as roadsides; considered agricultural weed