Plant ID forum: Please help identify this plant

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Aug 30, 2016 4:56 PM CST
This plant is taking over my plot. Is it good for anything?

It is growing in the community plot, and nobody here knows what this plant is; and it is taking a lot of resources; it has grown to about 8 feet in three months (!)

The leafs are about 10 inches from stem to tip. The flowers are bright red/orange, about 3-4 inches in diameter.

Thanks so much for your help!


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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Aug 30, 2016 5:14 PM CST
I think it is Tithonia.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

Aug 30, 2016 7:34 PM CST
Thank you so much for your tip; I believe that you are right, and this is a Tithonia.


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