Helianthus tuberosus

Helianthus tuberosus_Nick Kurzenko
Photo by Nick Kurzenko

Common names: Jerusalem artichoke

Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem artichoke) is a perennial herb/ (family Asteraceae) with yellow flowers and oval shaped leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area and south coast ranges of California. It is native to eastern North America. It favors grasslands, woodlands, and riparian and bottomland habitat. It reproduces via seeds and tubers. Birds are the main source of seed dispersal.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.

Other Helianthus tuberosus Information

  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.