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Whorled Sunflower (Helianthus verticillatus)

Helianthus verticillatus growing in-situ in northwestern Georgia.

Photo Credit: Loy Xingwen
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: AL, GA, MS, TN
  • Nature Serve ID: 161308
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 07/08/2022

Where is Whorled Sunflower (Helianthus verticillatus) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Whorled Sunflower can be found in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee

Which CPC Partners conserve Whorled Sunflower (Helianthus verticillatus)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 07/14/2022
  • Seed Collection

As of July 2022, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative had collected 16 accessions of Helianthus verticillatus from populations in Tennessee and Mississippi.

Tina Stanley
  • 07/14/2022
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

As of July 2022, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative holds 64 maternal lines from 17 accessions (wild and ex-situ provenance) totaling 12,944 seeds.

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Taxon Helianthus verticillatus
Authority Small
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 449677
ITIS 780365
Duration Perennial
Common Names Whorled Sunflower
Associated Scientific Names Helianthus X verticillatus | Helianthus verticillatus
State Rank
State State Rank
Alabama S1
Georgia S1
Mississippi S1
Tennessee S1
Ecological Relationships

Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting
Other Tennessee Reintroduction 2022

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