Helianthus annuus L.

Common name

English: Sunflower

German: Sonnenblume

Mandarin: 向日葵 (xiang ri kui)

Portuguese: Girassol

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Asterales (210)

        Family: Asteraceae (209) (family description)

          Genus: Helianthus (1)

           Epithet: annuus L. (3)

Synonyms: Helianthus macrocarpus DC., Helianthus multiflorus Hook., Helianthus ovatus Lehm.

annuus => yearly, annual, lasting a year, within a year

macrocarpus => bearing large fruit

multiflorus => many flowered

ovatus => oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Helianthus annuus at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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