Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Beach Sunflower

Helianthus debilis


Beach Sunflower is the flower which is more commonly seen in home gardens in cities. It should be distinguished from the real Sunflower, which is a larger plant, with larger flowers. Beach Sunflower is an erect or a spreading perennial that can grow up to 3-4 ft tall. It has attractive, small sunflower-like flower heads which are borne throughout the year. These showy flowers have 10 to 20, pale yellow rays that encircle a purplish-brown disk that is ½ to 1 inch wide. Different species of butterflies are attracted to these charming flowers. The 3-inch-wide flowers of this plant are followed by small seeds that readily germinate to produce plantlets. The Beach Sunflower has small, dark green, triangular or heart-shaped leaves that are irregularly lobed and toothed. These glossy leaves are roughly pubescent and attain a length of 4 inches.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Ali Hemati Pour
Spotted by
Ali Hemati Pour

بندر ماهشهر, خوزستان‎, Iran

Spotted on May 24, 2013
Submitted on May 24, 2013

Related Spottings

Sunflowers / Подсолнух Sunflower Beach Sunflower Sunflower

Nearby Spottings

Milk thistle Grasshopper Pratincole Spotting
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors