Helianthus occidentalis Western Sunflower
Fewleaf Sunflower
Seeds and Potted Plants
(hee-lee-AN-thus  ok-si-DEN-tal-us)

Easyliving Native Perennial Wildflowers
Native Perennial Wild Flower Seed and Plants
 for Home Landscaping and Prairie Restoration john@easywildflowers.com

Western Sunflower plants are AVAILABLE

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hel.oc6.jpg (8132 bytes) Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Sun July and August Yellow 24 to 48 Inches Dry to Average 16 to 24 Inches Perennial

Helianthus occidentalis Western Sunflower Photo by CJ    

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Helianthus occidentalis Western Sunflower
potted plants are $5.00 each plus shipping. 
 Contact  john@easywildflowers.com with your address and number of plants
for the shipping cost and total

 Helianthus occidentalis Seed
  Western Sunflower Seed

approximate
number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet - 

 150 30 sq ft

1 ounce -

 14,870 700 sq ft

1 pound -

 237,900 11,200 sq ft

Helianthus occidentalis, Western Sunflower or Fewleaf Sunflower has 1.5 to 2 inch bright yellow flowers rising 2 to 3 feet tall on slender almost leafless stems with mostly basal foliage.  Native Western Sunflower is a colony forming plant that provides excellent ground cover and is very effective for erosion control.  It will grow in average to dry soil and like other sunflowers is visited by butterflies and is an excellent bird seed for finches.  

Western Sunflower seed germination is improved with 3 to 4 weeks cold moist stratification or when planted outside in fall/winter.

Helianthus occidentalis Western Sunflower is an attractive native wildflower plant occurring naturally on dry glades,  meadows, and  prairies from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas, north to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, and introduced east to New Jersey.  Asteraceae (Aster Family)

The map below shows areas where native WILD Helianthus occidentalis Western Sunflower plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown.  USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9. 

Helianthus occidentalis
Western Sunflower

Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky

Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
New Jersey
North Carolina
Ohio

Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin

State Distributional Map for HEOC2

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Helianthus occidentalis Western Sunflower Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.