Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun
Height: 3 feet
Flower Color: Pale Yellow
Bloom Season: July – October
Suggested Uses: Pale-leaved Sunflower is an great addition to gardens with dappled sunlight or at woodland edges. This sunflower attracts birds, bees and butterflies and is a nice cut flower, as well. This is one of the shortest of the sunflowers!
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S. Native to central Minnesota.
Pollinators/Habitat: Bees and butterflies. High-value nectar source for adult Monarch butterflies. Seeds are a food source for birds.
Flowers: Composite, daisy-like. Long yellow “petals” (ray flowers) surrounding yellow center (disk flowers)
Leaves: Leaves are 2-7″ long and taper to a point. Like most sunflowers, leaf attachment is opposite at the base of the plant but may appear alternate higher up on the stems.
Other Names: Woodland Sunflower
More information: USDA plant profile
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