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Helianthus annuus
Sunflower Sun"flow`er, n. Any plant of the genus Helianthus; -- so called probably from the form and color of its flower, which is large disk with yellow rays. The commonly cultivated sunflower is Helianthus annuus, a native of America.
Helianthus tuberosus
Jerusalem Je*ru"sa*lem, n. [Gr. ?, fr. Heb. Y?r?sh[=a]laim.] The chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ. Jerusalem artichoke [Perh. a corrupt. of It. girasole i.e., sunflower, or turnsole. See Gyre, Solar.] (Bot.) (a) An American plant, a perennial species of sunflower (Helianthus tuberosus), whose tubers are sometimes used as food. (b) One of the tubers themselves. Jerusalem cherry (Bot.), the popular name of either of either of two species of Solanum (S. Pseudo-capsicum and S. capsicastrum), cultivated as ornamental house plants. They bear bright red berries of about the size of cherries. Jerusalem oak (Bot.), an aromatic goosefoot (Chenopodium Botrys), common about houses and along roadsides. Jerusalem sage (Bot.), a perennial herb of the Mint family (Phlomis tuberosa). Jerusalem thorn (Bot.), a spiny, leguminous tree (Parkinsonia aculeata), widely dispersed in warm countries, and used for hedges. The New Jerusalem, Heaven; the Celestial City.
Helianthus tuberosus
Synanthrose Syn*an"throse", n. [From NL. Synanther[ae] the Composit[ae]; Gr. sy`n with + ? blooming.] (Chem.) A variety of sugar, isomeric with sucrose, found in the tubers of the Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), in the dahlia, and other Composit[ae].

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- genus: Helianthus agrestis Pollard – southeastern sunflowerFlorida Georgia Helianthus ambiguus Britt. – Wisconsin Michigan Ohio New York Helianthus angustifolius...
- Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower, is a large annual forb of the genus Helianthus grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits. This sunflower...
- The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called sunroot, sunchoke, wild sunflower, topinambur, or earth apple, is a species of sunflower native...
- Helianthus is a genus of plants comprising sunflowers. Helianthus may also refer to: USS Helianthus (SP-585), U.S. Navy patrol boat Helianthus III, a yacht...
- Helianthus giganteus, the giant sunflower or tall sunflower, is a species of Helianthus native to the eastern United States and eastern and central Canada...
- swellings. Varieties Helianthus petiolaris var. canescens A.Gray - Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Chihuahua Helianthus petiolaris var. var...
- each season. "Helianthus maximiliani". The Global Compositae Checklist (GCC) – via The Plant List. Schilling, Edward E. (2006). "Helianthus maximiliani"...
- and salt flats. Helianthus paradoxus formed 75,000-208,000 years ago as a hybrid of H. annuus, the common sunflower, and Helianthus petiolaris, the prairie...
- brown central disk. "Helianthus divaricatus". NatureServe Explorer. NatureServe. Retrieved 2008-08-30. The Plant List, Helianthus divaricatus L. BSBI List...
- surrounding as least 75 disc florets. The Plant List, Helianthus angustifolius L. "Helianthus angustifolius". Germplasm Resources Information Network...