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Heliopsis helianthoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Genus: Heliopsis
  • Kallias (Cass.) Cass.
  • Helenomoium Willd. ex DC.
  • Heliopsis subg. Kallias Cass.
  • Helepta Raf.
  • Andrieuxia DC.

Heliopsis is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the sunflower family,[2][3] native to dry prairies in North and South America.[4] The sunflower-like composite flowerheads are usually yellow, up to 8 cm (3 in) in diameter, and are borne in summer. Species are commonly called ox-eye or oxeye.[5]

The name Heliopsis (pronounced /ˌhliˈɒpsɨs/, from Greek helios for "sun" and opsis for "appearance") refers to the bright yellow color of the flowers.

  1. Heliopsis annua - Zacatecas, Oaxaca, Coahuila, Michoacán, Querétaro, Guanajuato, Nuevo León, Puebla, México State, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí
  2. Heliopsis anomala - Baja California Sur
  3. Heliopsis buphthalmoides - Chiapas, Oaxaca, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia
  4. Heliopsis canescens - Ecuador
  5. Heliopsis decumbens - Peru
  6. Heliopsis filifolia - Coahuila
  7. Heliopsis gracilis : smooth oxeye, pinewoods oxeye - southeastern USA (TX LA AR MS AL GA SC)[6]
  8. Heliopsis helianthoides : smooth oxeye - most of eastern + central USA and Canada[7] false sunflower, oxeye, rough oxeye[8]
  9. Heliopsis lanceolata - Colombia
  10. Heliopsis longipes : gold root - is used medicinally. - San Luis Potosí
  11. Heliopsis novogaliciana - Jalisco, Durango, Sinaloa
  12. Heliopsis parviceps - Guerrero
  13. Heliopsis parvifolia : mountain oxeye - Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas[9]
  14. Heliopsis procumbens - Durango, Jalisco, Mexico State, Distrito Federal, Sinaloa
  15. Heliopsis sinaloensis - Sinaloa