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Sonoran Desert Plants
Helianthus annuus (Sunflower, mirasol)



Habitat: disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple triangular rough
Flower Color: yellow and brown
Spines: spineless
Family: Asteraceae (sunflower family)
Abundance: rare,introduced
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 21. Eudicots: Asteraceae-Aster Family. Phytoneuron 2016-77: 1-164. Published 29 November 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 86 (30.2 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Helianthus annuus (opens in a new tab).






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