Wildflowers forum: Maximilian sunflower or another helioanthus

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Oct 18, 2013 9:17 AM CST
I thought this was Max sunflower but the leaves are not quite right. They are a lovely dark green. These are just starting to bloom here. Started from seeds.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Oct 18, 2013 10:08 AM CST
Betsy, you didn't post a picture. If it is the same as the wild ones blooming in our area now, then it is Swamp Sunflower, Helianthus angustifolius.

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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Oct 18, 2013 6:10 PM CST

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Yes, we need to see the picture, please.
Jay Swamp Sunflower didn't do well for me, I guess too dry around here? Smiling
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Oct 20, 2013 2:49 PM CST
Mine didn't do so great this year either, but they are blooming. I think they really need consistent moisture to look their best.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Oct 22, 2013 12:54 PM CST
Ooops...here's the photo:



I really like the dark green leaves against the bright yellow.

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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Oct 22, 2013 1:52 PM CST

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It looks more like Swamp Sunflower then Maximilian to me. Smiling
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piksihk
Oct 22, 2013 2:07 PM CST
Thanks, Jo & Jay.
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Name: stone
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stone
Oct 23, 2013 6:33 AM CST
frostweed said:It looks more like Swamp Sunflower then Maximilian to me.

Actually... it's neither.

Here's a pic of my H. angustifolius...
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I keep forgetting to take pictures of the other one... but it has stolons... and isn't as nice IMO.

Here's a post from 2011.
http://stonethegardener.tumblr.com/post/11919138268/stolonif...

I'm looking forward to someone filling in the blanks on this one...
[Last edited by stone - Oct 23, 2013 6:36 AM (+)]
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