Plant Identification Database:
Compositae (Daisy)
Heliantheae [Sunflower]
Order: Asterales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Compositae/Heliantheae: LV: u. opposite; FL: 7+ florets, head, disk and/or ray, minute disk florets, indeterminate, imbricate bracts, ovary inferior; FR: achene; ST: u. herb/shrub; EC:
u. opposite 7+ florets White; Yellow; Orange; Red; Pink; Blue; Violet; Green; Brown head, disk and/or ray, indeterminate, imbricate bracts minute disk florets O: inferior achene u. herb/shrub Compositae/Heliantheae: LV: u. opposite; FL: 7+ florets, head, disk and/or ray, minute disk florets, indeterminate, imbricate bracts, ovary inferior; FR: achene; ST: u. herb/shrub; EC:
Wingstem Actinomeris alternifolia Actinomeris 7 or more florets Wingstem Actinomeris alternifolia
Arrowleaf balsam root Balsamorhiza sagittata Balsamorhiza Basal/alternate entire up to 12", Tomentose 7 or more florets Yellow, w/ yellow disk 4-5", May-July achene 1'-2' LV, FL, FR, ST Mammoth & Lake Lundy, CA; San Juan NF CO Arrowleaf balsam root Balsamorhiza sagittata
Brittlebush Encelia farinosa Encelia Deltoid, Whole Entire, Serrate A: Obtuse, B: Truncate >1", Glaucous, Gray 7 or more florets Yellow >1", Fall; Winter; Spring Shrub, >1' Pubescent Desert AZ Brittlebush Encelia farinosa
Sunray Enceliopsis nudicaulis Enceliopsis Basal Oblong, Simple Sinuate >6" 7 or more florets Yellow >1" Herb, <1', Erect oak-pine chaparrel, southern CO Sunray Enceliopsis nudicaulis
Woolly daisy Eriophyllum wallacei Eriophyllum Alternate A: 3-lobed 1/4", tomentose, blue- green 7 or more florets, 3-lobed apex Yellow March-June <1' Lake Lundy, CA Woolly daisy Eriophyllum wallacei
Galinsoga; Quickweed Galinsoga ciliata Galinsoga 7 or more florets leaf cooked Galinsoga; Quickweed Galinsoga ciliata
Quickweed Galinsoga parviflora Galinsoga Quickweed Galinsoga parviflora
Common sunflower Helianthus annuus Helianthus alternate, stipules ovate, oblanceolate 1-3", scabrous beneath 10+ florets yellow; purple disk 2-3" herb, 2-10', erect pubescent, brown/purple w/green spots FR raw Waste places, roadsides Abiquiu Lake NM Common sunflower Helianthus annuus Mirasol (looks at the sun)
Thin-leaf sunflower Helianthus decapetalus Helianthus Thin-leaf sunflower Helianthus decapetalus
Jerusalum artichoke Helianthus tuberosus Helianthus 7 or more florets Yellow Root raw Jerusalum artichoke Helianthus tuberosus
Tidytips Layia glandulosa Layia Appressed to stem; also Basal Linear, Basal leaves lobed 5 florets, 3-lobed White <1' Pubescent, Gray-green Desert AZ Tidytips Layia glandulosa
Black-eyed susan Rudbeckia hirta Rudbeckia 7 or more florets Black-eyed susan Rudbeckia hirta
Tall coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata Rudbeckia Tall coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata
Western coneflower Rudbeckia occidentalis Rudbeckia 0 ray florets; purple disk florets head w/ leafy bract herb, 3-5', erect Wasarch-Cache NF UT Western coneflower Rudbeckia occidentalis
Black-eyed susan Rudbeckia serotina Rudbeckia Grassland/Fields Black-eyed susan Rudbeckia serotina
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION