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Helianthus doronicoides - Lam.
                 
Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry woods, thickets and clearings[43].
Range Central N. America - Ohio to Missouri and Arkansas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Helianthus doronicoides


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 3: 484.
Helianthus doronicoides
   
Physical Characteristics
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Helianthus doronicoides is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.8 m (6ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from Sep to October, and the seeds ripen from Oct to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Tubers - cooked[2, 46, 61]. A similar taste to Jerusalem artichokes but less productive because the tubers are very thin[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in most soils in a sunny position[1]. Requires a rich soil[1]. Dislikes shade[1]. Plants have a running root system and can be invasive in suitable conditions[233]. The young growth is extremely attractive to slugs, plants can be totally destroyed by them[K]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233]. Possibly a naturally occurring hybrid, H. giganteus x H. mollis[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring. Basal cuttings in spring. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10 - 15cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.
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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Helianthus annuusSunflower, Common sunflower52
Helianthus giganteusGiant Sunflower30
Helianthus laetiflorusShowy Sunflower, Cheerful sunflower20
Helianthus lenticularisWild Sunflower30
Helianthus maximilianiiMaximillian Sunflower, Maximillian Daisy30
Helianthus petiolarisPrairie Sunflower21
Helianthus strumosusPaleleaf Woodland Sunflower21
Helianthus tuberosusJerusalem Artichoke41
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