Helianthus annuus (Sunflower, HELAN) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-100348 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

published: 11 Aug 2009 last updated: 13 Jun 2017
Organism information
Helianthus annuus
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae
Genus Helianthus
Species annuus
  • Sunflower
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  • HELAN
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Crops
Domesticated
Characteristics related to biosafety
The sunflower is native to the Americas
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The sunflower habitat consists of prairies and dry, open areas.  It is sometimes a weed in cultivated fields and pastures.  It grows best in sunny, moist, or disturbed areas.  The sunflower is tolerant of high and low temperatures, although more tolerant to low temperatures with the optimum temperature range being 70-78 degrees Fahrenheit.
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  • Feed
  • Food
  • Other (Industrial)
Additional Information
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