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Helianthus  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 36611

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): sunflower [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2009   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae   
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderAsteranae   
                         OrderAsterales   
                            FamilyAsteraceae  – sunflowers, tournesols  
                               GenusHelianthus L. – sunflower  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Helianthus agrestis Pollard – southeastern sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus X ambiguus (A. Gray) Britton (pro sp.) – ambiguous sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus angustifolius L. – swamp sunflower, swamp sneezeweed 
                                  Species Helianthus annuus L. – common sunflower, sunflower, wild sunflower, annual sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus anomalus S.F. Blake – western sunflower, desert sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus argophyllus Torr. & A. Gray – silverleaf sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus arizonensis R.C. Jacks. – Arizona sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus atrorubens L. – purpledisk sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus bolanderi A. Gray – serpentine sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus X brevifolius E.E. Watson (pro sp.) – shortleaf sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus californicus DC. – California sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus carnosus Small – lakeside sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus ciliaris DC. – Texas blueweed, blueweed, yerba parda, blueweed sunflower, Texas-blueweed 
                                  Species Helianthus X cinereus Torr. & A. Gray (pro sp.) – sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus cusickii A. Gray – Cusick's sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus debilis Nutt. – cucumberleaf sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus decapetalus L. – thinleaf sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus deserticola Heiser – desert sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus divaricatus L. – woodland sunflower, hélianthe à feuilles étalées 
                                  Species Helianthus X divariserratus R.W. Long – sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus X doronicoides Lam. (pro sp.) – sunflower, perennial sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus eggertii Small – Eggert's sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus exilis A. Gray – serpentine sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus floridanus A. Gray ex Chapm. – Florida sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus giganteus L. – giant sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus glaucophyllus D.M. Sm. – whiteleaf sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus X glaucus Small (pro sp.) – glaucous sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus gracilentus A. Gray – slender sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus grosseserratus M. Martens – sawtooth sunflower, saw-tooth sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus heterophyllus Nutt. – variableleaf sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus hirsutus Raf. – hairy sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus X intermedius R.W. Long – intermediate sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus X kellermanii Britton (pro sp.) – Kellerman's sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus laciniatus A. Gray – alkali sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus X laetiflorus Pers. (pro sp.) – cheerful sunflower, mountain sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus laevigatus Torr. & A. Gray – smooth sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus longifolius Pursh – longleaf sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus X luxurians E.E. Watson (pro sp.) – luxuriant sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus maximiliani Schrad. – Maximilian sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus microcephalus Torr. & A. Gray – small woodland sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus mollis Lam. – ashy sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus X multiflorus L. (pro sp.) – manyflower sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus neglectus Heiser – neglected sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus niveus (Benth.) Brandegee – showy sunflower, snowy sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus nuttallii Torr. & A. Gray – Nuttall's sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus occidentalis Riddell – fewleaf sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus X orgyaloides Cockerell (pro sp.) – sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus paradoxus Heiser – paradox sunflower, puzzle sunflower, Pecos sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus pauciflorus Nutt. – stiff sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus petiolaris Nutt. – prairie sunflower, showy sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus porteri (A. Gray) Pruski – Porter's sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus praecox Engelm. & A. Gray – Texas sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus praetermissus E.E. Watson – New Mexico sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus pumilus Nutt. – little sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus radula (Pursh) Torr. & A. Gray – rayless sunflower, stiff sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus resinosus Small – resindot sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus salicifolius A. Dietr. – willowleaf sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus schweinitzii Torr. & A. Gray – Schweinitz's sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus silphioides Nutt. – rosinweed sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus simulans E.E. Watson – muck sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus smithii Heiser – Smith's sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus strumosus L. – paleleaf woodland sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus tuberosus L. – Jerusalem artichoke, girasole, Jerusalem sunflower, Jerusalem-artichoke 
                                  Species Helianthus X verticillatus E.E. Watson (pro sp.) – sunflower 
                                  Species Helianthus verticillatus Small – whorled sunflower 
       

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  Source: Asteraceae of North America Update, database (version 2010.5.13)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Update coordinated by the International Compositae Alliance (TICA) (http://www.compositae.org/) through the Smithsonian Institution in collaboration with the USDA National Plant Data Center   
  Reference for: Helianthus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Helianthus   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Helianthus   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
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