Showy Sunflower, wildflowers on wildflowers on August 15, 2017

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.

Showy Sunflower, Helianthus laetiflorus with the native Meadow Phlox still blooming

Showy Sunflower

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.

Showy Sunflower, Helianthus laetiflorus with the Royal Catchfly