Woodland Sunflower

Common Name: Woodland Sunflower

Scientific Name: Helianthus divaricatus

Family: Asteraceae

Habitat: Woodlands, Meadows

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Height: Up to 7 feet

Light: Partial sun

Soil: Average, well-drained

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds

Description: The Woodland Sunflower is a sunny native wildflower that blooms in woodlands and meadows between late summer and fall. Known by its bright yellow petals, the Woodland Sunflower can grow up to 7 feet tall! The Woodland Sunflower attracts many pollinators including bees, birds, and butterflies and prefers to grow in average soil and partly shady conditions. This photo of a Woodland Sunflower was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.