Taxon  Report   4041    
Helianthus bolanderi  A. Gray
Bolander's sunflower,  Serpentine sunflower
Helianthus bolanderi
© 2008 Lynn Watson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Helianthus bolanderi
© 2013 Scot Loring
Helianthus bolanderi
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Helianthus bolanderi, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Helianthus bolanderi
© 2015 Tim Miller
Genus: Helianthus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: seeps, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Helianthus bolanderi
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).