Genus: Helianthus L.

Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Common names: sunflower
Genus number: 5474
Last updated: 06-Jan-2011
Accession Count: 6534 (5345 active, 4766 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Mason, C. M. 2018. How old are sunflowers? A molecular clock analysis of key divergences in the origin and diversification of Helianthus (Asteraceae). Int. J. Pl. Sci. 179:182-191.
  2. Timme, R. E. et al. 2007. High-resolution phylogeny for Helianthus (Asteraceae) using the 18S-26S ribosomal DNA external transcribed spacer. Amer. J. Bot. 94:1837-1852. Note: some sections resolved as polyphyletic

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Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Helianthus
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 13 July 2020.