Heliopsis helianthoides oxeye; false sunflower Asteraceae HEHE2; Bx, pb (DeCandido 2001), wv (Yost et al. 1991); Q (DeCandido 2001); 

   

Heliopsis helianthoides (ox-eye). Jennifer Kozlansky. Laughing Earth. 8/2017

Heliopsis helianthoides (ox-eye). Jennifer Kozlansky. Laughing Earth. 8/2017 (Accessed 8/2017).

Heliopsis helianthoides is a perennial herb, 50-150 cm tall. 

Leaves opposite, stalks 0.5-3.5 cm long, blade 5-15 cm long, 2.5-8 cm wide, egg-shaped, tip long-pointed, base blunt, 3-veined, margin toothed, rather smooth above. 

Flowers pale yellow, rays 8-16, 1.5-4 cm long, fertile (i.e. with stigma and ovary) disk 1-1.5 cm high, 1-2.5 cm wide, basal bracts of flower heads leafy, 0.3-0.6 cm long, base rigid; blooms and fruits July-Sept. 

Fruit dry, 1-seeded achene, 4-angled 0.5 cm long, persistent ray flowers often attached. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native 

Habitat: Open woods, thickets.