Helianthus tuberosus
(Jerusalem Artichoke)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Jerusalem Artichoke, Sunchoke, Sunroot, Tuberous Sunflower, Earth Apple
    Synonyms: Helianthus tomentosus
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: August - October
    Status: Native

Helianthus tuberosus, or Jerusalem Artichoke, is native to the western two-thirds of the United States, and is adventive in the eastern third. It is a perennial that grows in fields, prairies, woodland edges, and along roads and railroads. It blooms in late summer with golden yellow flowers.

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