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Wild Common Sunflower A common sunflower I found growing in a nature preserve near Devils Lake, North Dakota. Geotagged,Helianthus annuus,North Dakota,Sunflower,United States,Wildflowers Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Wild Common Sunflower

A common sunflower I found growing in a nature preserve near Devils Lake, North Dakota.

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''Helianthus annuus'', the common sunflower, is a large annual forb of the genus ''Helianthus'' grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits. This sunflower species is also used as wild bird food, as livestock forage , in some industrial applications, and as an ornamental in domestic gardens. The plant was first domesticated in the Americas. Wild ''Helianthus annuus'' is a widely branched annual plant with many flower heads. The domestic sunflower, however, often possesses only a single.. more

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by travismorhardt
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By travismorhardt

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Uploaded Jan 20, 2014. Captured Jul 22, 2013 13:22 in Sweetwater Lake Loop, Saint Michael, ND 58370, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot A2200
  • f/2.8
  • 1/60s
  • ISO80
  • 5mm