Growing 2 to 10 feet this sunflower is characterized by its narrow, curved leaves, often folded lengthwise. The flower heads are on rather short stalks, with disk about an inch wide and rays up to 1.5 inches long. The entire plant is covered with fine hairs. Blooms from June to October in prairies from Minnesota to Saskatchewan and southward to Missouri and Texas; also infrequently eastwards although it has been found in most states east of the Mississippi River.


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