Another DYC

jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)(7b)June 27, 2010

This DYC (darned yellow composite) is only about 6 inches tall, and its flower is almost 2 inches wide. Since the sunflower-type species are so difficult to identify, I sent the photo to a botanist. He said it was probably Helianthus annuus. I thought that it looked more like a short version of H. mollis, because of the light yellow center. Do you have any opinions?

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lycopus(z5 NY)

The leaves of Helianthus mollis are sessile and clasp the stem, so you can rule that out. It can also have a dark disk. Here is a picture of mine

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 7:37PM
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jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)(7b)

Thanks for the picture and ruling out H. mollis. I'm thinking this probably is a wild form of the common sunflower, as my botanist friend suggested.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 11:32PM
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