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Paradox Sunflower (Helianthus paradoxus)

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Helianthus Paradoxus, or more commonly know as Paradox Sunflower, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Helianthus. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Helianthus Paradoxus or Paradox Sunflower's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of New Mexico and Texas.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Helianthus
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • Federal T/E Status: Threatened
  • Federal T/E Common Name: paradox sunflower
  • State T/E Status: NM (E) TX (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: NM (puzzle sunflower) TX (Pecos sunflower puzzle sunflower)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 6(FACW)




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