Helianthus tuberosus Jerusalem artichoke
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Jerusalem artichoke
Family - Asteraceae
Over the Years - I have been raising Jerusalem artichokes on the north side of our house for 5 years. They really didn't make much progress until they were moved into a sunny location, then they took off like crazy.
Plant Provenance Helianthus tuberosus
Wildlife Significance Jerusalem artichoke
Pollen/Nectar - Bees: bumblebees, cuckoo bees, digger bees, leaf-cutting bees, Halictid bees, and Andrenid bees.
Specialist Pollinators (oligoleges only pollinates one plant species) - Native Sunflowers: digger bee, some Andrenid bees, a dagger bee and a Halictid bee.
Host Plant - Caterpillars of the Painted Lady, Silvery and Gorgone Checkerspot butterfly, Arge & Ruby Tiger Moth
Seed For Wildlife - Squirrels, birds, chipmunks
For detailed information on Jerusalem Artichoke visit the Illinois Wildflower website