Big Yellow FLoweiing annual

resalesallySeptember 7, 2012

Have a big beautiful bush with yellow daisy like flowers all over it. Anybody know what it is? Sally

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I think it's Heliopsis (a perennial).

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 10:44PM
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northerner_on(Z5A ONCanada)

I have heliopsis and they don't get that tall (I can see a roof nearby) but perennial sunflower -Helianthus lemon queen - certainly does. Grows over 10 feet in sun and is in bloom now. It gets bigger and bigger each year. I had two clumps and I had to dig one this year. Very hardy perennial.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 12:55AM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Whatever it is, it's beautiful. How much sun does it get? There are some perennial woodland sunflowers that bloom like that. I'd love to have some of those along the edge of my backyard woods. I bet the migrating butterflies would love to run across that on their trip to Mexico.


    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 10:37AM
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I think the thing in the picture is lance-leafed Coreopsis. And I would LOVE to have some seeds from it!

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 10:11PM
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Nope, I was wrong. But I'd still love to have some seeds!

Whatever this is, it grows all along the roadside around here, but since it tends to grow in the hardest, rockiest soil, I've never been successful in digging any up.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 9:11AM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

I think it is some kind of helianthus as well. I love to see these growing along the roadside. Very cheery!

I bought some helianthus microcephalus plants and while I don't think they are *quite* the same as the roadside ones, they are very similar and beautiful, IMO.


    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 10:00AM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

Perennial Heliopsis would be my guess. Mine get 3-4" and are shrub like.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 1:46PM
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What zone do you live in?

I might like some seeds or rood cuttings from it. I'm looking for things to grow on a gravel cliff.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 11:43AM
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birdgardner(NJ/ 6b)

Helianthus angustifolius, narrow-leafed or swamp sunflower, I think.

although it seems to grow on open hillsides too.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 12:09PM
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they are helianthus - there is also a varigated form as well

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 11:08AM
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My first guess would be a wildflower called Bidens aristosa.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 5:40AM
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kqcrna(z6 SW Oh)

It looks like helianthus. There are lots of kinds.


Here is a link that might be useful: helianthus

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 7:19AM
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It looks a lot like my brown-eyed susan. Only, without brown eyes. The foliage looks very similar. Especially the dark stem color.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 8:22AM
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This exact plant mysteriously appeared in a low, swampy area of our lawn this summer. The foliage was lovely, with layers of lacy, open compound leaflets so I left it grow. When it exploded in cheery bright yellow daisy-like blooms I was thrilled! I studied multiple sites, and found it was the annual Bidens, also called Beggar ticks or Tickseed Sunflower. Birds often eat the seeds, so I think they deposited the seeds since we're a Backyard Wildlife Habitat. We can look forward to seeing more next year since they seed easily!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 4:19AM
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I believe it is Native Sunflower that I got from seeds via Newbie Pack. I have some winter sown this year and the leaves are identical. It has self seeded and I hope I am not upset at this trait. Thank you everyone :)

    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 10:32AM
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