A daisy or sunflower?

musaboru(Inland Calif.)August 14, 2014

This one is an annual and blooms in Summer here in Southern California. Looking to see what species this is. I assume a sort of wild sunflower?

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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

Maybe golden crownbeard (Verbesina encelioides). There are many yellow composite flowers in California, but when comparing the foliage it could be a match.

Here is a link that might be useful: Golden Crownbeard

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 12:08AM
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musaboru(Inland Calif.)

Thanks so much Gyr. This one comes up in an abandoned lot. I often admire these flowers and wonder if they have any breeding potential to come up with something less "wild-looking."

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 12:51AM
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