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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Maximilian Sunflower   Helianthus maximiliani    
Sunflower family — Asteraceae

Also known as:
Michaelmas Daisy

Slides: (click for larger view)


This spectacular sunflower is a tall summer- and fall-blooming perennial of blackland prairies in central and north Texas. Portions of the roots can be roasted like potatoes, and the seeds are relished by seed-eating birds.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: June, July, August, September, October

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