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Ashy Sunflower (Helianthus mollis Lam.)

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Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present
Native or Expanded or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This species is occasionally grown in gardens and can escape cultivation. It grows well along roadsides and railroads and in abandoned fields, and tolerates acid soils, and these factors together have led it to expand eastward. We mark the entire new range as expanded even though its eastern populations are spotty, because they are separated from each other and from the native range only by small distances.