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CIR 1478: Fire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Reducing Wildfire Risk While Achieving Other Landscaping Goals

Figure 6. The beach sunflower (Helianthus debillis) in this landscaping island is a low-growing groundcover that requires little maintenance once established. They are one example of an aesthetically pleasing alternative to the common lawn that is water efficient and firewise.

Credit: Larry Korhnak (c) UF/IFAS 2006.