Prairie Sunflower

Prairie Sunflower

Latin Name: Helianthus occidentalis

Type: Forb/Flower

Light: Sun

Moisture: Dry / Dry-Mesic / Mesic

Soil: Sand / Loam

Size: 2-3 feet

Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: July / August

Description: This is the shortest of the native sunflowers. It is perfect for short prairies or urban gardens. The leafless stalks hold the showy star-like flowers upright. The stems are covered with spreading white hairs. The leaves are either in 5 sets and opposite or in whorls of 3. Goldfinch love the seeds