by Teresa Zieba
Photograph - Photography
Helianthus giganteus (Giant Sunflower or Tall Sunflower), is a species of Helianthus native to the eastern United States and southeastern Canada, from Nova Scotia and Ontario west to Minnesota and south to Mississippi and Georgia.
It is a perennial herbaceous plant growing up to 4 m tall. The leaves are slender, lanceolate. The flower heads are bright yellow, up to 7 cm diameter.
Its natural habitat is wet meadows and the edges of sloughs and other wetlands.
Photographed close to Anola in rural Manitoba, Canada.
January 30th, 2012
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