Connecticut Plants
Jerusalem Artichoke
Helianthus tuberosus L.
  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: moist fields and thickets
  • Height: 4-10 feet
  • Flower size: flowerheads 3 inches across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: August to October
  • Origin: native
Helianthus tuberosus L.
Helianthus tuberosus L.

The bracts beneath the flower head are an identifying feature of Jerusalem artichoke. They are sharply pointed and often slightly fuzzy.