“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Leaves opposite on stalks, shaped like arrowheads with small paired leaves at the base of the leaf stalk.
3 feet-4 feet
A spreading, branched plant, its flower head is 2 inches -4 inches across on a long stalk.
Found in moist areas on prairies and savannas, as well as open woodlands, woodland eges, dry prairies and glades. Seeds are a good food source for wildlife. Occasionally used in native seed mixes. It will bloom the second year from seed. Unlike most native wildflowers that bloom for two to three weeks, ox-eye sunflower blooms sporadically throughout the entire summer.
Oxeye false sunflower