Taxon  Report   4049    
Helianthus niveus  (Benth.) Brandegee
Desert sunflower,  Showy sunflower, Silver leaved sunflower
Helianthus niveus
© 2007 Len Blumin
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Helianthus niveus
© 1998 Arthur H. Bazell, M.D.
Helianthus niveus
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Helianthus niveus, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California.

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Helianthus niveus
© 2017 Steve McWilliams
Genus: Helianthus
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Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Helianthus niveus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 19, 2019).