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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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 select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For more images, click on the Atlas of Vascular Plants link below.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized.

Other data on Helianthus annuus available from :


Helianthus annuus has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized




Helianthus annuus has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
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