Flower of the Common Sunflower


A single, composite flower resides at the very top of the plant and the central stem. A brownish, circular disk full of disk flowers* (later, seeds) is surrounded by bright yellow ray flowers* appears June through October.

Drawing by Lisa Leombruni.

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