Calflora
Taxon  Report   8486    
Helianthus tuberosus  L.
Jerusalem artichoke
Helianthus tuberosus
© 2011 Nick Kurzenko
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Helianthus tuberosus, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Helianthus tuberosus
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Communities: agricultural plant

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Helianthus tomentosus
PLANTS: Helianthus tuberosus var. subcanescens
More information about  Helianthus tuberosus
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (HETU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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