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Oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides)
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Other common names: False Sunflower, Ox-Eye
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 2 to 5 ft.
Blooms: July to September
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 2 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 10 or more parts
Location: Butler-Freeport Trail
Notes: A small forked pistil occurs at the base of each ray.
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Oxeye may be easily confused with:
- Common Sunflower
Oxeye has opposite leaves, while common sunflower has alternate leaves.
- Large-Flowered Leafcup
Leafcup has a maple-like leaf, while oxeye has a simple ovate leaf.
- Pale-Leaved Sunflower
Oxeye has a broader leaf.
- Thin-Leaved Sunflower
Thin-leaved sunflower has a narrower leaf.
- Woodland Sunflower
Woodland sunflower has a narrower leaf.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.