Feb. 25, 2020
Maximilian sunflower, Helianthus maximiliani
Maximilian was originally a tall prairie plant of the Great Plains. Since that origin, it has taken advantage of modern means, and hitch hiked far and wide. It might now be seen in every state except AK, AZ, DE, FL, GA, LA, NH, NV, OR, RI, UT, and VT, and would be no surprise in any of those. It's also in AB, BC, MB, ON, QC, and SK. Lenawee Co MI, 10/1/15. Aster family, Asteraceae.