Maximilian Sunflower (Helianthus maximilian)
Tall Sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)
A showy, golden perennial growing from 3 to 10 feet and spreading 18 to 24 inches. Usually blooming from September to October and seeds ripening October to November. This is a dual plant having a special value for a wide range of native bees. Approximately, 25 types of moth feed on this sunflower. Once seeds have set, various types of songbirds eat the ripe sunflower seeds. This plant favors moist soils, river banks, ditches and marshes.