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Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Annuals, 100–300 cm. Stems (silvery white) erect, usually tomentose or floccose. Leaves mostly cauline; mostly alternate; petioles 2–10 cm; blades ovate to lance-ovate, 15–25 × 10–20 cm, bases truncate to subcordate, margins entire or serrulate, abaxial faces usually floccose, sericeous, or tomentose, gland-dotted . Heads 1–5. Peduncles 2–8 cm. Involucres hemispheric, 20–30 mm diam. Phyllaries 20–35, ovate to lance-ovate, 15–18 × (2–)5–8 mm, apices long-attenuate, abaxial faces usually densely white-villous, gland-dotted. Paleae 10–11 mm, 3-toothed (apices glabrous or sparsely villous). Ray florets 15–20; laminae 20–30 mm. Disc florets 150+; corollas 6.5–7.5 mm, lobes reddish; anthers dark, appendages dark (style branches reddish ). Cypselae 4–6 mm, glabrate; pappi of 2 aristate scales 2–2.7 mm. 2n = 34.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

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Notes

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Helianthus argophyllus hybridizes naturally with H. annuus.
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