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False Sunflower, Rough Oxeye - Heliopsis helianthoides

False Sunflower (Rough Oxeye; Smooth Oxeye; Heliopsis helianthoides) is a native high growing flower with yellow “petals”. In the wild, H. helianthoides can be found in woodland, prairies and along roadsides.

Common Names

  • False Sunflower, Rough Oxeye (en)
  • Falso Girasol (es)
  • Héliopsis faux-hélianthe (fr)
  • Garten-Sonnenauge (de)

Taxonomy

  • Asterales
  • Asteraceae
  • Heliopsis helianthoides

Where & When to Spot

This flower is blooming late July and August and can be found in woodland, prairies and along roadsides. It is abundant in Park Champ des Possibles.

How to Identify

Tall plant with oval, dented leaves. Long yellow “petals” (ray flowers) and small disc flowers.

Photos

False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)

False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)

Native high growing flower with yellow “petals”. Can be found in woodland, prairies and along roadsides

Champ des Possibles, Montreal - 2021-09-19

NIKON Z 6; NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S; Focal Length 105mm; Exposure 1/250; Aperture f/22; Iso 280;

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