Featured in Wildflowers of North America – March 8, 2013
Featured in Wildflowers of the World – Oct 22, 2010
Featured in The World As We See It, or as we missed it – Oct 5, 2010
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 in a ditch close to Anola, Manitoba, Canada
Canon XSi with 18-55mm lens, f/8, 1/1000sec, ISO-200, 55mm focal length.