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Winter's Sunflower (Helianthus winteri)

Helianthus winteri in bloom. © 2021 Mike Russler CC-BY-NC 4.0

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  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 931235
  • Lifeform: Shrub
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Winter's Sunflower (Helianthus winteri) located in the wild?

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Winter's Sunflower can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Winter's Sunflower (Helianthus winteri)?

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Conservation Actions

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 10/19/2021

In 2013 Stebbins et. al published "Helianthus winteri (Asteraceae), a New Perennial Species From the Southern Sierra Nevada Foothills, California" in Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Floristic Botany. The authors detail how Helianthus winteri differs from H. annuus, and determine it to be a separate species.

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 10/19/2021
  • Demographic Research

In a conference paper, "A comparison of photosynthesis and secondary chemistry between Helianthus winteri and Helianthus annuus" presented at ESA 2014, John Constable et. al considered differences in gas exchanges between two Helianthus species.

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Taxon Helianthus winteri
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 46847
Duration Perennial
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Associated Scientific Names
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1S2
Ecological Relationships


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