Plant ID forum: Annual ID

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Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Jul 29, 2016 7:53 AM CST
Good morning friends! This sweet little annual originated with my parents, many years ago. It is a self seeding annual. We always called it a black Eyed susan, but it's not a Rudbeckia. It grows 3 to 5 feet and blooms all summer. One year, we had a couple of them reach 7 feet! Thank you for looking!!
The flower

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 29, 2016 7:59 AM CST
It reminds me of Helianthus of some sort.

* Editing my post to add a couple of links for Helianthus that are found in S.C.

Purple-disk Sunflower (Helianthus atrorubens)
https://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Helianthus%20atro...

Sunroots (Helianthus tuberosus)
https://uswildflowers.com/images/full/dsc_1533helianthus.jpg

https://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Helianthus%20atro...
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 29, 2016 9:16 AM CST
Compare with dune sunflower.
(Helianthus debilis)
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 29, 2016 9:30 AM CST
D'Oh! Don't know why I didn't think of Dune Sunflower (Helianthus debilis) which is also found in S.C.

https://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Helianthus%20debi...
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Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Jul 29, 2016 12:12 PM CST
Stone and Lin, the data base lists Dune Sunflower as a vine. This is not a vine. Confused
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 29, 2016 12:55 PM CST
I grow Dune Sunflower and it is not a vine; info in the database is in error.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 29, 2016 1:25 PM CST

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I'm only slightly familiar with Helianthus debilis but there are five subspecies which vary widely in habit from sprawling groundcover types to tall erect plants to over 6 feet.
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