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Helianthus debilis vestitus is one of three subspecies of dune sunflowers in Florida and occurs only on the state's west coast. The debilis subspecies is found on the east coast of Florida, and cucumerifolius has a scattered range that includes the Gulf Coast, central Florida, the panhandle and numerous other states.

WEST COAST DUNE SUNFLOWER - Helianthus debilis vestitus

An occasional wildflower of coastal dunes from Pinellas & Hillsborough Counties south into Lee County.
The stems of west coast dune sunflower are decumbent, hairy, variously described as hirsute or villous, with ascending to erect flowering branches. The leaves are widest near the base, not constricted in the middle and gradually tapering towards the tip, coarsely and irregularly toothed with the underside densely gland-dotted. The peduncles are 3-1/2 to 6 inches long. Flowers have yellow rays just less than a half to 5/8 inch long and dark disks abou 7/16 inch in diameter. West coast dune sunflower may flower all year.
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