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.