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This listing is for one packet of Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis) seeds. Each packet contains roughly 100 seeds. For best germination of native species, remember to start or scatter seeds October-January!

A shorter sunflower with the bright yellow blooms signature to the family! One of the least competitive of the sunflowers, it may be outcompeted in fertile soils. Hosts the painted lady butterfly!

Light: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Adaptable 

Height: 2'-3'

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Aug-Sep

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, flies, and butterflies. Hosts the silvery checkerspot and painted lady butterflies, the moth such as the sunflower borer moth, a few grasshoppers and leafhoppers, and some smaller insects. Seeds are a valuable food for many birds and small mammals. Occasionally browsed by deer.

Qty available:13

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