Plant ID forum: Mexican sunflower???

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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Oct 29, 2011 2:21 PM CST
When I was given this I was told it was Mexican sunflower. Before I submit it to the database I need to know for sure. I started with 3 small plants...it self sows like crazy.



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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Oct 29, 2011 4:03 PM CST
I thought Mexican Sunflower was the common name for tithonia. Those can be either yellow or orange.

I think yours look more like heliopsis?

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Oct 29, 2011 4:06 PM CST
Looks like Helianthus angustifolius. Are the leaves stiff and course like sandpaper, edges tend to curl under?
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Oct 30, 2011 11:54 AM CST
yes, Jay...the leaves do feel like sandpaper. As to curling under..sorta on some
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Oct 30, 2011 4:18 PM CST
I hard to tell for such from the pictures but it sounds like Helianthus angustifolius.
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=HEAN2
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HEAN2
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/266803/
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
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gingin
Oct 31, 2011 2:49 PM CST
That is where I submitted it and my pics were approved and added. Thanks so much for the help.

My place is awash in yellow this time of year, so I'll have a couple more needing IDs.
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