Asteraceae (Sunflower family)

GROWTH HABIT: The common sunflower is an annual, 1 to 10 feet tall.

LEAVES: Leaves alternate and are simple, rough, hairy, ovate or heart-shaped, with toothed edges.

STEMS: Stems are erect, simple to much branched and rough.



SEEDS: Edible.

OTHER: Native to North America, the sunflower has been cultivated since pre-Columbian times for its edible seeds. They are common weeds of roadsides, fence rows, fields, pastures, and waste areas. Flowering from July to September.

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