Helianthus ciliaris

Family Asteraceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesBlue Weed, Blueweed, Blueweed Sunflower, Texas Blueweed, Yerba Parda
SynonymsHelianthus laciniatus A.Gray
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus
Maximum height (m)0.5
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeNorth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, SA, VIC
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Roadsides
Soil type (exotic)Loamy, Sandy
Decade of introduction1950

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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