Dunes Sunflower

Helianthus niveus

Dunes Sunflower


The flower heads are fringed with bright yellow ray florets up to 1 inch long and have a center of yellow to purple-red.


A perennial herb that is native to California and to Arizona


Sandy area

Region Deserts

Sonoran Desert and southwestern United States from California to Texas

Dunes Sunflower

Photo tips

Most digital point-and-shoot cameras have a macro function - usually symbolized by the icon of a little flower. When you turn on that function, you allow your camera to get closer to the subject, looking into a flower for example. Or getting up close and personal with a bug. More on desert photography.


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