Helianthus hirsutus Raf.  
Family: Asteraceae
hairy sunflower, oblong sunflower, rough sunflower
[Helianthus hirsutus var. stenophyllus Raf., Helianthus hirsutus var. trachyphyllus Raf., Helianthus stenophyllus (Torr. & A.Gray) E.Watson]
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Helianthus: derived from two Greek words helios, "sun," and anthos, "flower," in reference to the sunflower's supposed tendency to always turn toward the sun
Plants: erect, perennial, 2' - 6 1/2' tall forb with spreading hairs
Leaves: mostly all opposite along the stem, bases rounded to the short stalks; hairy below, rough aboveleaf drawing
Flowers: head 1 3/4"- 3 1/2" wide, 10-15 yellow rays, disks yellow; inflorescence with one to a few heads on thick stalks; blooms July-Oct.
Habitat: dry; woods, meadows
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Dan Tenaglia  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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from USDA Plants Website  
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