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Mammoth Sunflower  I love these sunflowers because even in the high desert if properly taken care of they are a giant. Common sunflower,Geotagged,Helianthus annuus,Plants,Sunflower,United States,flower,plant Click/tap to enlarge

Mammoth Sunflower

I love these sunflowers because even in the high desert if properly taken care of they are a giant.

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  1. Nice shot! Note that "mammoth sunflowers" seem to be a variation, yet not a separate species. I have identified it therefore as the common one. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Okay thank you! Posted 4 years ago

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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 Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded May 7, 2015. Captured in Davis Street, Round Mountain, NV 89045, USA.