Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox Eye Sunflower

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"Heliopsis helianthoides is similar to Helianthus, the true sunflower. It is an easy to grow plant that flourishes in moist to dry, open woodlands, prairies, and fields. It tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, including poor soil but does best in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. 

"Ox-Eye is a herbaceous perennial that may grow 3 to 5 feet tall. The leaves are opposite with a toothed margin and a sandpapery texture. Yellow flowers with a golden center mature from mid-summer into the fall." (North Carolina Extension)



Ox-eye Sunflower in a botanical garden


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  1. Flowers and foliage by Fritz Flohr Reynolds is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0

North Carolina Extension description:   Heliopsis Helianthoides (Early Sunflower, Eastern Ox-Eye, Eastern Sunflower-Everlasting, False Sunflower, Heliopsis, Ox-Eye, Oxeye Sunflower, Smooth Oxeye) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/heliopsis-helianthoides/. Accessed 16 Feb. 2022.

"Ox-eye Sunflower in a botanical garden": "160722 162 Chi Bot Gdn Native Gdn - Heliopsis helianthoides, Silene regia Royal Catchfly, Veronicastrum virgatum, Ratabida pinnata" by cultivar413 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Native Range: Central and eastern North America
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Orange-yellow rays with brown center disks
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil


Information and images compiled by Erik N. Vegeto

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