Asteraceae
Helianthus cusickii

Cusick's Sunflower

Erect. Stems with few long hairs. Leaves alternate, lance-shaped, 2–4 in. long, hairless, with petioles very short or absent. Flower heads 1 to few, each with 12–21 yellow ray flowers, central yellow disk about 1 in. across. Grows on dry open slopes at mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--3 feet
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Steens
  • Native: Yes