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    09 / 28 / 2020

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    Kim Nikles


Volunteer in my echinacea patch last summer. Extremely tall. Ultimately got to 8 feet or so. Yellow, daisy-like petals with yellow-green center. Long, oval leaves with a bit of “hairiness” to them. Thinking this may be a member of the sunflower/helianthus genus … but which one?


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome! Appreciation for the confirmed ID Kim!

    June 21st, 2021 at 12:56am

  • Kim Nikles Green Thumb says:

    Laura735, it looks like “tall sunflower” is the winner. Thanks for your help!

    June 20th, 2021 at 8:58am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    These involucres look similar to a few Helianthus species i.e. Maimilian sunflower, tall sunflower, etc… but not having other clues to narrow down. I’m not confidant enough to speculate. Copy & paste the included link below for one in the group H. giganteus (tall sun flower). Best wishes!

    June 14th, 2021 at 12:30am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Check out the diagnostic keys for Helianthus species

    June 13th, 2021 at 11:34pm

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