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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
Pers. 1807
  • 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 /ˌhliˈɒpsɪs/, 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 (synonym Heliopsis canescens) - Chiapas, Oaxaca, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia
  4. Heliopsis decumbens - Peru
  5. Heliopsis filifolia - Coahuila
  6. Heliopsis gracilis : smooth oxeye, pinewoods oxeye - southeastern + south-central United States[6]
  7. Heliopsis helianthoides : smooth oxeye - most of eastern + central USA and Canada[7] false sunflower, oxeye, rough oxeye[8]
  8. Heliopsis lanceolata - Colombia
  9. Heliopsis longipes : gold root - is used medicinally. - San Luis Potosí
  10. Heliopsis novogaliciana - Jalisco, Durango, Sinaloa
  11. Heliopsis parviceps - Guerrero
  12. Heliopsis parvifolia : mountain oxeye - northern Mexico, southwestern United States[9]
  13. Heliopsis procumbens - Durango, Jalisco, Mexico State, Distrito Federal, Sinaloa
  14. Heliopsis sinaloensis - Sinaloa
  15. Heliopsis suffruticosa - Zacatecas[10]