Tithonia diversifolia

Tithonia diversifolia

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(Tithonia, Japanese Sunflower)

FAMILY

Asteraceae

Species

Tithonia diversifolia

Common name(s)

Tithonia, Japanese Sunflower

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow. Herb ‘woody’ 1-5 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Stems strongly striated, leaves ovate, often with 3-5 lobes, margins toothed. Flower heads 10-15 cm diameter. Ray florets conspicuous, yellow; pappus a ring of short scales, and 2 awns.

Tithonia diversifolia