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Tall Sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)

Image ID: 2013/gtwn81

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Other common names: Giant Sunflower
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 3 to 12 ft.
Blooms: July to October
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size:  2.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 10 or more parts
Location: Ghost Town Trail
Date:  8/24/2013
Notes: Reddish stem.
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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