Taxon  Report   4042 
Helianthus californicus  DC.
California sunflower
Helianthus californicus
© 2010 Barry Breckling
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Helianthus californicus
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Helianthus californicus
© 2012 Debra L. Cook
Helianthus californicus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Helianthus californicus
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Genus: Helianthus
Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks, meadows, freshwater-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Helianthus californicus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2018).

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