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Thin-Leaved Sunflower

Thin-Leaved Sunflower

Common Name: Thin-Leaved Sunflower

Botanical Name: Helianthus decapetalus

Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Size: 3-5 feet

Typical Bloom Time: August to October

Native to eastern North America, each flowerhead of the thin-leaved sunflower is 1 to 4 inches wide. It attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

Park Locations

Cherry Hill

Mid-Park at 72nd Street, west of Bethesda Terrace

North Woods

Mid-Park at the Ravine from 101st to 110th Street