The temporal flower heads, which can be up to 5 " long, are wide and showy. The central maroon disk is surrounded by many bright yellow rays on a tall, coarse leafy plant with a hairy stem usually branched in the upper half and bearing few or many flower heads. Brown disk flowers are surrounded by yellow ray flowers. The scales on the disk in the center of the head of the Common Sunflower are covered by white hairs.
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Scientific Name: Helianthus Annuus
Common Name: Wild Sunflower
Plant Type: Annuals
Family: Helianthus- Sunflower
Native Range: Canada, United States, Northern Mexico
Full Growth Height: 24-72"
Spread: 12-36 "
Zones: 2 to 11
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Blooming Season: Summer
Flower: Showy, Cut Flower
Attracts: Butterflies, Birds
Flower Color: Yellow
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Water Requirement: Low, Average
Soil Type: Loam, Sand, Clay, Chalk
Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline
Gardening Uses: Cutting Garden, Cottage Garden, Prairies and Meadows