So nice seeing this sunflower in deep shade

rouge21_gw(5)August 8, 2014

I know it is always hard to quantify "shade" but this location never gets much if any direct sun. There is no doubt it could be considered (deep) shade. (The brightest can be seen in the picture below.).

I think it is known as a "Woodland Sunflower" (Helianthus divaricatus) and is very hardy (zone 3)

It is usually long and leggy but when surrounded with other woodland vegetation one generally only notices the flower. (I notice the leaves are raspy like sandpaper or a cat's tongue)

Mine is growing in dry clay shade.

This post was edited by rouge21 on Fri, Aug 8, 14 at 14:05

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karin_mt(4 MT)

Nice. Looks like a wildflower. Did you plant that or is it a volunteer?

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 2:11PM
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'karin', I transplanted it last year from a location a few hours from me. I had almost forgotten about it until I saw a few weeks ago distinguishing itself from the rest of the wild shade back there.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 4:14PM
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karin_mt(4 MT)

What a treat then! We have a season-long sequence of yellow, daisy-like wildflowers in our woods here and I'll have to see if this is one of them. It's been a spectacular year for wildflowers here. I'm glad your little one is lighting up your wild shade.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 10:04AM
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H. divarticus is all over the woods here in Arkansas...esp on the edges of fields,etc, where there is more light. It's in peak bloom right now.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 10:06AM
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