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Scientific Name: Helianthus annuus L.
Synonym: Helianthus aridus, Helianthus lenticularis
Family: Asteraceae
Sunflower (Helianthus  annuus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: North America

Growth Habits: Annual, up to 10 feet tall (3 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds in spring

The sunflower is an interesting plant to grow somewhere in your garden. Its seeds are enjoyed by a variety of birds and wild life. Kids can get a great sense of accomplishment by allowing them to produce a crop.

Sunflower (Helianthus  annuus)

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 478. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.

Cultural Practices:
The large kinds of sunflowers need a rich soil.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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