This North American species of sunflower known by common name 'Maximilian Sunflower' which is named for Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, who encountered it on his travel in North America. They are edible and provided a food similar to the Jerusalem artichoke for Native American group such as Sioux. Livestock eat portions of the plant, and seeds are eaten by various wild-life. Flowering occurs in September and early October.
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Scientific Name: Helianthus Maximiliani
Common Name: Maximilian Sunflower
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: West, Southwest and Pacific America
Full Growth Height: 60-96"
Spread: 48 "
Ease of care: Easy to grow
Exposure: Full Sun
Suitability: High heat
Blooming Season: Early to mid-fall
Attracts: Bee friendly, Attracts butterflies and birds
Flower Shape: Disc shaped
Flower Color: Yellow ray flowers, Yellow brown disk
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Resistant: Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Water Requirement: Low Water
Soil Type: Sandy soil, Clay soil, Average soil
Soil pH: Alkaline soil
Uses: Source of food, oil, dye and thread.