|Common Name(s)||Swamp Sunflower|
|Scientific Name||Helianthus angustifolius|
|Location/Vegetative Zone||Salt Marsh|
|Flowering Period||Mid-fall through early-winter|
|Identifying Characteristics||6-10 feet tall, daisy-like yellow flowers|
- Perennial flowering plant
- Leaves are green and 4-10 inches long, arranged opposite on the upper part of the stem and alternating near the base
- Flowers are daisy-like in shape and yellow in color, growing 5-10 cm in diameter
- They bloom in mid-fall through early-winter
- Tubes vary in color from brown, white, red or purple
- Swamp Sunflower is a folk remedy for diabetes, due to the fructose content.
- Ornamental throughout many cultures
Cornett, Peggy. “Swamp Sunflower”. Monticello. UNESCO. 2008. Web.
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