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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Helianthus californicus
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Genus: Helianthus
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, meadows, freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Helianthus californicus
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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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 21, 2019).