Prefect Yellow Daisy Helianthus decapetalus - Thinleaf Sunflower, Ten-petal Sunflower, Forest Sunflower, Pale Sunflower.



Helianthus decapetalus - Thinleaf Sunflower, Ten-petal Sunflower, Forest Sunflower, Pale Sunflower. Helianthus decapetalus is an occasionally branching plant from 2 to 5 feet tall, with multiple flower heads on long stalks. It is a relatively leafy sunflower, with opposite leaves on the lower part of the plant and alternate leaves on the upper part of the plant. This is one of the sunflowers that may have green or reddish stems. The stems are smooth, occasionally glaucous, in the lower part, and may have short hairs in the upper area, usually so in the inflorescence. It blooms in late summer and well into fall. 

Found in:
AL, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

The 8 to 15 ray florets are up to around an inch long. The disk may be up to around 3/4” across, with around 40 florets. The species epithet and one of the common names – Ten-petal Sunflower – indicate that 10 is a pretty common number of ray florets, although this plant has only 8.

The phyllaries are longer than the disk is wide, are narrow and sharply pointed, and have hair edges. The blossom stem is pubescent.

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