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Dunn's Woods Restoration and Education Project
Photo of False Sunflower

Illinois Wildflowers -





False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)

Native perennial of woodland borders, thickets, and black soil prairies

Full or partial sun and moist to to somewhat dry conditions (plant anywhere except low, wet areas)

Blooms orange or yellow, June - August

Grows 3 - 5 ft.

Faunal Associations:

    • Long-tongued bees
    • Bee flies
    • Halictine bees
    • Butterflies

Fun Fact: Unlike true sunflowers, the center is cone-shaped

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