Helianthus giganteus (giant sunflower or tall sunflower), is a species of Helianthusnative to the eastern United States and southeastern Canada, from Nova Scotia and Ontariowest to Minnesota and south to Mississippi and Georgia.
It is a perennial herbaceous plant growing up to 4 m tall. The leaves are slender, lanceolate. The flower heads are bright yellow, up to 7 cm diameter. They are most commonly found in valleys with wet meadows or swamps.
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