Wild Sunflower (agriculture flowers ). Photo by chipspins
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Wild Sunflower

Uploaded by: chipspins

Friday July 23, 2010

Winnipeg, Canada

Caption: Found this and other Wild Sunflowers growing in mulch placed around recently planted trees along a multi-use paved path that was formerly the Marconi subdivision rail line. This large group of plants exhibits a variety of characteristics, but most of the commonly encountered species have triangular to lanceolate leaves, rough leaf surfaces and conspicuous yellow flowers. Seeds of wild sunflower species have the same shape but are smaller than sunflower seeds purchased for birdseed or human consumption. Unlike most garden-variety or commercially grown sunflowers, most of the wild sunflowers in the Midwest bear multiple flowers. Sunflowers thrive in disturbed areas such as crop fields, roadsides, overgrazed pastures and field edges, as well as woodlands, prairies, glades and old fields. They are commonly planted in food plot mixes.

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