Plant ID forum: Is this a perennial sunflower?

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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Sep 28, 2017 6:05 PM CST
Helianthus of some kind? It came from neighbor's yard.
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 28, 2017 6:20 PM CST
Maximilian Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) is one possibility. They bloom late summer, early fall.
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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Sep 28, 2017 8:39 PM CST
Helianthus would be a good guess, if the leaves are arrange in pairs and opposing each other. (I can't tell if they are.) But not Helianthus maximilliani, which has ascending petals and long and narrow leaves. The pics in the data base by MotherRaphaela and StaticAsh are not H. maximilliani in my opinion.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Sep 29, 2017 7:44 AM CST
I think maybe one of the 'woodland sunflowers'
Two varieties listed in the database, but I think there's more varieties than that at my house....

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