Annual sunflower, Helianthus annuus - native
- a dicot in the Asteraceae family -
Annual Sunflower blossom
Common in open, sunny locations, blooms all spring and summer.
An Assasin Bug roams an Annual sunflower blossom hoping for a meal.

mature annual sunflower leafimmature spring growth
Mature leaves have pink viening

and are very fuzzy.

annual sunflowers can grow over 7 feet tallAnnual sunflowers can grow over 7 feet tall in the Central Valley. (My nephew, Daniel Benoy, is almost 6 feet tall, and not exactly thrilled to pose as a "flowerchild" for me! Thanks, Dan.)

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