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Helianthus annuus L.
Annual sunflower, Common sunflower

Helianthus annuus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Helianthus annuus has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Sadowski Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Eachus Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Shore Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rockdale Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Island Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Helianthus annuus has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized

Helianthus annuus has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland

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Helianthus annuus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Helianthus annuus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Helianthus annuus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr