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The Mexican sunflower is similar to a regular sunflower but is shorter (generally growing around 2 – 5 feet high) and produces a dahlia-style flower in red, orange and the classic sunflower yellow.

The Mexican sunflower is actually a group of sunflowers that originates from Mexico and Central America. Although the Mexican sunflower is a genuine sunflower it is not a sunflower in the conventionally known sense. This sunflower grows to around half the height of the regular sunflower and has larger, bushier leaves sticking out of its stem. The center of the flower is yellow as opposed to the regular sunflower’s golden brownish color. Many people compare the flower to the looks of a dahlia, but the color ranges in different varieties are only found in the red-yellow-orange portion of the spectrum.

Found in the field behind my apartment, Myrtle Beach, SC USA


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My name is Dawne Dunton, I’ll be honest and say I can’t really call myself an artist or a professional photographer. I’ve never taken a class, I’m purely an amateur that wants to be more. I take photos of just about everything that catches my eye, and I mean everything. Some of my photos may be odd to you, but I like the odd. I hope you enjoy what I see!!

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  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoover 1 year ago

    December 9th 2012

    Congratulations from your hosts.

  • Thank you very much!!

    – ©Dawne M. Dunton

  • cindy50
    cindy50over 1 year ago

    Wonderful work! – click on the banner to view your work on our Home Page

  • Wonderful, thank you!!

    – ©Dawne M. Dunton

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Your BEAUTIFUL image is being FEATURED in
    the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • Thank you very much!

    – ©Dawne M. Dunton

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has placed in the TOP TEN of our “Give Me Some Sunshine”
    challenge in the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • WOW, thank you so much!!

    – ©Dawne M. Dunton

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    So cheerful! Congratulations on winning in the Sunshine challenge:>) Beautiful work & a fave:>)

  • Thanks so much!!

    – ©Dawne M. Dunton

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