Narrow Leaf Sunflowers of Autumn
This was six years ago, and these Mountain Sunflowers are still going strong. They peak on the first day of Autumn every year. Well worth the wait every year.
Three years ago I planted seeds from flowers that I found in a pasture north of here. Since then, the number of plants has doubled every year. Each plant, below, stands about six feet tall and has over a hundred blossoms.
The blossoms seem to mutate into different color patterns, and always are searching for the sun. The plants become so top-heavy with flowers that they need to be tied together with twine to keep them upright.
The thousands of bright yellow flowers are the most dramatic of any flowers that I have found along the Blue Ridge Escarpment.
Wolf Pen Mountain to the northwest towers above this area at over 3,000 feet.
Another variety that grows…
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