May. 6, 2018

swamp sunflower, Helianthus angustifolius

I think I was pranked by this one. Doesn't it look like a black-eyed Susan? I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out this member of the genus Rudbeckia. Then once I got out of that box I built myself, it was rather easy. The rest of the plant looks like a Coreopsis. No, wait, that doesn't work either. So you take a black-eyed Susan flower and put it on a coreopsis plant, and you get a what? A sunflower? Among sunflowers, this is a quick ID. Swamp sunflowers grow in damp ground in AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IL(T), IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY(T), OH, OK, PA(X), SC, TX, VA, and WV. Worth Co GA, 10/19/15.