Helianthus tuberosus L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Helianthus tuberosus L.
  • Common name : Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occasionally grown in gardens
  • Key identification features : Herb, erect, perennial. Heads at the end of branches. Marginal florets with pale yellow ligules. Central florets with deep, yellow, tubular corollas. Pappus of two lanceolate scales
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Native : USA and Texas
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. pp.262. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • 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 tuberosus. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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