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  Helianthus annuus 'Earth Walker'
  Family Name : Asteraceae (Compositae)

  Common Names : Sunflower 'Earth Walker'

 
Sunflower 'Earth Walker'
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Annual
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Columnar
      Maximum Height :
      3 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Of horticultural origin
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Erect herb, 1.5-2.7m tall 
      Foliage: Leaves narrow deltoid, 5-8cm long by 5-6 cm wide, rough hairy. Leaf stalks and main vein of leaves purple. 
      Stems: Stem with long white hairs.
      Flowers: Flowers  20 - 25cm across;  petals (ray florets) in various shades of orange - chocolate brown, base of petals suffused with a light orange.  Centre of flower (disc florets) very dark brown, appearing almost black. This cultivar produces multiple flower heads at a time.
      Fruits: The dry, indehiscent fruit is known as an achene.
      Cultivation :
      It grows best in fertile, well-drained soil.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Seeds)
      Cut / Dried Flower
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      Small Gardens, Container Planting
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Bird-Attracting
      Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna) (Insects (Bee))
      Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water
      Pest(s) :
      Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Hairy / Hirsute, Rough
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Alternate
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acute
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Brown, Orange
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flowering Period :
      Free-Flowering
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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