The Flora and Ethnobotany of Cat Island, Bahamas
Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium (MU)
Species Helianthus argophyllus Au: T, & G.
Family Asteraceae / Compositae
Common Name Sunflower
Description Herb with Yellow ray and disk flowers. Leaves are a sea foam
green and pubescent.
Location/Habitat Dumphries settlement, found at Octavius King's house, on the west side of
the road. Cultivated.
Latitude 24°35 80 N Longitude 75°38 82 W
Uses/Comments Often cultivated for its pretty flowers. Not previously listed as occurring
on Cat Island (Correll & Correll, 1982).
Collector(s) Laurel R. Richey
Collection No 00-819 Duplicates 3 Date June 30,2000
Plants Dried Using a Kerosene Heater
Vouchers for Laurel Richey's PhD Dissertation