Taxon  Report   4045 
Helianthus exilis  Gray
Serpentine sunflower
Helianthus exilis
© 2004 David A. Tharp
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Helianthus exilis
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Helianthus exilis
© 2014 Richard Spellenberg
Helianthus exilis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.2 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Helianthus exilis
© 2009 Sierra Pacific Industries
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Helianthus
Communities:
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian
Habitat: seeps [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   5.7 (strict endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS
 
More information about  Helianthus exilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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USDA PLANTS Profile (HEBO3)

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 08, 2016).

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