Helianthus divaricatus 

Woodland sunflower

Names and Myths

Helianthus Greek helios the sun anthos a flower.

divaricatus spread asunder

Natural history / Folklore

Perennial, before the flowers open the head tracks the sun, after the flowers open the head remains with a generally eastern orientation.9  


Leaves opposite lance shaped tapering to the tip.

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