Helianthus debilis

Beach Sunflower

  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Form: Perennial groundcover
  • Leaves: Simple, alternate, entire to wavy and toothed, scabrous
  • Stem/Bark: Herbaceous
  • Flower: Yellow petals with brown central disc
  • Fruit: Achene
  • Comments: There are three H. debilis subspecies occurring naturally in Florida . Helianthus angustifolius is another native ornamental species reaching 6 ft.
  • Additional Resources:
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
    IFAS Document (pdf)
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