PERENNIAL SUNFLOWER

Helianthus × laetiflorus

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]  

month8Aug month8sep month8sept month8Oct

status
statusZneophyte
flower
flower8yellow
inner
inner8black
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZmany
stem
stem8round

13th Oct 2007, Hazler Hill, Church Stretton, Shropshire. Photo: © RWD


13th Oct 2007, Hazler Hill, Church Stretton, Shropshire. Photo: © RWD


13th Oct 2007, Hazler Hill, Church Stretton, Shropshire. Photo: © RWD


13th Oct 2007, Hazler Hill, Church Stretton, Shropshire. Photo: © RWD


13th Oct 2007, Hazler Hill, Church Stretton, Shropshire. Photo: © RWD


13th Oct 2007, Hazler Hill, Church Stretton, Shropshire. Photo: © RWD
Un-usually for a member of the Daisy Family, the petals are not squared and 'pinked' as if with pinking shears at the ends, although they do have 4 parallel veins splitting each petal (ray-floret) into 5 sections.


Some similarities to : Leopard's-banes, Corn Marigolds and Annual Sunflowers.

Distinguishing Features : The disc florets (the central part of the flower) are quite long and conspicuously separate, sticking up like a mini-forest. They also turn dark-purple later in the year. The petals are a pale yellow.


  Helianthus × laetiflorus  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Asteraceae  

Distribution
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PERENNIAL SUNFLOWER

Helianthus × laetiflorus

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]  

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