Taxon profile


Helianthus annuus L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Asterales »  family Asteraceae »  genus Helianthus - sunflower

Scientific synonyms

Helianthus annuus subsp. jaegeri (Heiser) Heiser
Helianthus annuus subsp. lenticularis (Dougl. ex Lindl.) Cockerell
Helianthus annuus subsp. texanus Heiser
Helianthus annuus var. lenticularis (Dougl. ex Lindl.) Steyermark
Helianthus annuus var. macrocarpus (DC.) Cockerell
Helianthus annuus var. texanus (Heiser) Shinners
Helianthus aridus Rydb.
Helianthus lenticularis Dougl. ex Lindl.

Other names

= Common Sunflower

Least Concern




Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete

[There are yet no texts for this record.]

Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Orobanche cernua Loefl. - Nodding Broomrape, Botrytis cinerea Pers. - Grey Mould, Leptosphaeria lindquistii Frezzi, Plasmopara halstedii (Farl.) Berl. & De Toni 1888

Related glossary terms


Links and literature

Gotelli, M. M., Galati, B. G. & Medan, D. 2008: Embryology of Helianthus annuus (Asteraceae). — Ann. Bot. Fennici 45: 81–96.
CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Helianthus annuus L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Helianthus annuus L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Pest Information Wiki [Helianthus_annuus_(weed)]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Helianthus annuus L.]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Danin A.: Flora and Vegetation of Israel [] [as Helianthus annuus]
Data retrieved on: 26 February 2009
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Helianthus annuus L.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Helianthus annuus L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014
EN Pyšek P., Sádlo J. & Mandák B. (2002): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic [], Preslia 74(2): 97–186, 2002. [as Helianthus annuus L.]

Contributions to BioLib

Help us to expand this encyclopedia! If you are logged in, you can add new subtaxa, vernacular and scientific names, texts, images or intertaxon relationships for this taxon.