Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Texas Master Naturalist Display - July 1, 2008
Common Name: Sunflowers
Scientific Name: Helianthus (species unknown)
These large sunflower blooms are from volunteer plants that came up aroud a bird-feeding station. These are of an unknown cultivating species. However, these plants were developed from native species by plant scientists.
Western North America is the home of the sunflowers which carpet many fields and adorn roadsides with gold. There are twenty to thirty species.
All native sunflowers have long (or occasionally reddish) rays and yellow or brown-purple disks.
Texas Master Naturalist
Red River Chapter