VIRBOGA
Home Collections Lists Contact

Common name

English: Sunflower

German: Sonnenblume

Mandarin: 向日葵 (xiang ri kui)

Portuguese: Girassol

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Asterales (221)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

Search for more