Plant ID forum: Not sure about this sunflower?

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Name: joseph wittenberg
high desert (Zone 8b)
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grizzlyjoe
Jul 9, 2014 10:41 AM CST
This guy sprouted up and I have no idea what it is. Growing in full sun.


Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jul 9, 2014 11:07 AM CST
It appears to be a Rudbeckia hirta...Black eyed susan
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 9, 2014 11:15 AM CST
The leaves don't look like Helianthus (Sunflower) to me ... here's the database listings for Rudbeckia hirta for comparison: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Rudbeckia+hirta&s...

Edited to add: Very pretty by the way!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 9, 2014 11:21 AM CST
I agree with Tara --- Rudbeckia hirta
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jul 9, 2014 11:48 AM CST
I agree with everyone else said.
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Name: joseph wittenberg
high desert (Zone 8b)
Permaculture Region: California
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grizzlyjoe
Jul 10, 2014 9:53 AM CST
Thanks everyone! So great to be able to come here and get answers! It just recently sprouted up, quite a little gift.
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jul 10, 2014 10:14 AM CST
A gift indeed! I just came back in from my garden, and my Rudbeckia has suddenly collapsed! Dried up, and poof! Actually, I think I'm seeing some rot/fungus...Strange...We've had very little rainfall... Shrug!

Enjoy your gift! It is a beauty!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 10, 2014 10:21 AM CST
If you let it go to seed Joseph, I bet next year it will be back. You could save some seed & let some go on the ground there where it is. You could sow the saved seed around the property as you desire.

I love happy plant surprises.
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