With the Showy Sunflower blooming away these days I took advantage of the opportunity and tried to make something with them. This sunflower, a stunning native to Wisconsin is Helianthus laetiflorus. Images were taken in Waukesha County on August 15, 2017.
Binomial name: Helianthus laetiflorus
Habitat: Prairie, grows to a height of 36″-60″
Note: The majority of this plants native range is generally MN, NE, OK, KS and TX north into Canada then east to the Atlantic Ocean. It’s range also includes states OR and MT out west.