Helianthus annuus L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Helianthus annuus L.
  • Common name : Sun Flower, Common sunflower
  • Vernacular name : Soorianganthi (Tamil); Sooryakanthi (Malayalam), Surya kantham (Telugu)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Often cultivated for extracting the oil from its seeds.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-June
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Helianthus annuus. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

Comments

All fields are required






 
Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ernet.in.