Taxon  Report   4041 
Helianthus bolanderi  A. Gray
Bolander's sunflower,  Serpentine sunflower
Helianthus bolanderi
© 2013 Scot Loring
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Helianthus bolanderi
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Helianthus bolanderi
© 2010 Vernon Smith
Helianthus bolanderi, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Helianthus bolanderi
© 2008 Lynn Watson
Genus: Helianthus
Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, wetland-riparian
Habitat: seeps, slopes
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Helianthus exilis
More information about  Helianthus bolanderi
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Feb 24, 2018).

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