STIFF SUNFLOWER (Helianthus radula)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: STIFF SUNFLOWER (Helianthus radula)

a.ka. Rayless Sunflower

very unique looking without showy petals. Tall, gangly. close look reveals beautiful textures in the buds. Likes it moist. Great for pollinators.

Learn: http://fnps.org/plants/plant/helianthus-radula

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Helianthus

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2689

Seeds available: http://www.floridawildflowers.com/products/Helianthus-radula-%252d-Rayless%C2%A0Sunflower.html

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