Helianthus angustifolius L. - Narrow-leaf Sunflower
Family - Asteraceae
Adaxial leaf surface.
Abaxial leaf surface.
Flowering - June - November.
Habitat - Marshes, wet flatwoods, disturbed sites, roadsides, ditches.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found scattered throughout Alabama and is probably present in every county in the state. The species is normally easy to identify becasue of its thin, alternate leaves and scabrous stems. Plants can grow to +2m tall and are typically much-branched and produce many flowerheads. This species would make a great garden subject and require little care.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Lee County, AL., 10-2-04, and at Fort Benning, GA., 10-10-05.