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small head sunflower
Helianthella microcephala
small head sunflower Aster Family
Helianthella microcephala Asteraceae
common names
  small head sunflower
  small-head dwarf-sunflower
  purpledisk helianthella
accepted scientific name
  Helianthella microcephala (A. Gray) A. Gray
rules for finding collection records
  Helianthella microcephala (172)
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Image Author: ©2008 Al Schneider
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 0.8 to 1.4 inches
Number of ray petals: 5 to 13
Leaf: Alternate, Basal, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of June thru 2nd week of October

How Likely at this Location (12%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
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