General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 10 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: branching habit
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Yellow
Multi-Color: mostly yellows, some w/ rusty reds
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Dye production
Cut Flower
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: Ca (Calcium)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 68 to 88°
Days to germinate: 7 to 21
Sow in situ
Other info: self-seeds
Pollinators: Flies
Bees

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Common names
  • Sunflower

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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-08-13
#pollination   Long Horned Bee
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2007-08-02
#pollination  - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-10-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-08-28
#pollination
Uploaded by jmorth
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-08-12
#pollination
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-7-11
#pollination
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-02
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-11-11
w/ Love Birds
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-28
Location: central Illinois
Date: 8-20-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-08-13
#pollination
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-08-14
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-03-02
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-17
quite tall
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-15
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-10-21
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-30
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-08-07
Where stem pushed over, roots forming at ground level.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-08-20
very tall
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-04-29
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-10-02
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-08-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-08-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-21
flower bud
Location: Lenore, ID
Date: 4-17-2015
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-02
w /visitor
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-12-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2010-07-17
Perspective to impart sense of height.  Basketball pole is regula
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-08-27
It's a raid!
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer '06
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-20
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Oh so cool.... by wcgypsy Jan 23, 2013 12:26 PM 2

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