Jerusalem Artichoke
Helianthus tuberosus Aster Family
(c) Tom Barnes
(c) Tom Barnes

Growth Form: Herb

Flower Color: Yellow

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate, Opposite

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Egg-shaped

Habitat Type: Thickets; Fields

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center (1), Western Field (2), South Side (6)

Total Number of EMUs: 3

Status in Massachusetts: Introduced

Notes: Large thick leaves that sometimes whorl; Similar to sunflower. Alternate and lower leaves Opposite

Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston