Helianthus giganteus
(Giant Sunflower)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Giant Sunflower, Tall Sunflower
    Synonyms: Helianthus alienus, Helianthus borealis, Helianthus subtuberosus, Helianthus validus
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: July - October
    Status: Native

Helianthus giganteus, or Giant Sunflower, is native to most of the eastern United States. It is a perennial, that grows on woodland edges, and in fields, prairies, and sometimes open woods. It has large golden-yellow flowers and blooms in mid to late summer.

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