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Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Maximilian sunflower

Scientific name
Helianthus maximiliani
Also Known As
Narrow-leaved sunflower
Plant Family
Plant Group
These sunflowers have 12-21 showy yellow ray flowers (petal-like parts) that are approximately 1.5 inches long and surround the brownish disk flowers in the center.
Identification Hints

These sunflowers have 12-21 showy yellow ray flowers (petal-like parts) that are approximately 1.5 inches long and surround the brownish disk flowers in the center.

Did You Know?

Maximilian sunflowers can grow quite tall and are often between 5 and 7 feet in height. A natural rubber is found in the plant that the USDA indicates "qualifies the plant as a natural source of industrial raw materials".

States
AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY