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Is this a sunflower?

Postby HeelsDown » Aug 04, 2012 10:45 pm

Hi helpful gardeners!

Can anyone tell me if this is a sunflower and, if so, what type? It's in my Mom's garden and it's big! It didn't look like this last year and wasn't even in that spot so she's a bit befuddled lol!!

Always appreciated!
Jenn

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(last three pics in album)
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Re: Is this a sunflower?

Postby growitall » Aug 05, 2012 4:14 pm

It's Tithonia rotundifolia... the petals have dropped (or, anomalously, were not produced) on the flower shown, leaving only the ray flowers.
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Re: Is this a sunflower?

Postby AdamB » Aug 08, 2012 4:06 am

At first glance I’m not convinced it’s a Sunflower but it was. :lol:
Thanks to growitall.
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Re: Is this a sunflower?

Postby HeelsDown » Aug 11, 2012 7:11 pm

LOL! Thanks! I'll let my Mom know. While I was on vacation, she sent me a pic of it and it did get more actual flowers, but then all the rain we finally got sort of messed it up - all droopy and such. I'm sure it will be fine... at least we know what it is now...still no clue how it got there though! Ha!

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