Helianthus argophyllus

Helianthus argophyllus is a North American species of sunflower known by the common name silverleaf sunflower. It is native to the coastal regions of the US state of Texas, and naturalized in other places (Florida, North Carolina, Argentina, Africa, Australia, etc.).[1][2]

Helianthus argophyllus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Helianthus
H. argophyllus
Binomial name
Helianthus argophyllus

Helianthus argophyllus is an annual herb sometimes as much as 300 cm (10 feet) tall. Leaves and stems appear silvery because of a coating of many hairs along the surface. One plant can produce 1-5 flower heads, each 15–20 ray florets surrounding 150 or more disc florets. The plant grows in sandy areas near the seacoast.[3]

Helianthus argophyllus 'Gold and Silver'


  1. ^ "Biota of North America 2014 county distribution map". bonap.net. Retrieved 2015-07-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Gibbs Russell, G. E., W. G. M. Welman, E. Retief, K. L. Immelman, G. Germishuizen, B. J. Pienaar, M. Van Wyk & A. Nicholas. 1987. List of species of southern African plants. Memoirs of the Botanical Survey of South Africa 2(1–2): 1–152(pt. 1), 1–270(pt. 2).
  3. ^ "Flora of North America, Helianthus argophyllus Torrey & A. Gray, 1842. Silverleaf sunflower". efloras.org. Retrieved 2015-07-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)