Mystery #1



Plant, showing Phyllaries

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Family: Compositae, Sunflower Family
Plant Size: Up to 8' (2.4 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Late Summer/Fall
Habitat Preferred: Pictured plants have their roots in fresh water - a marsh
Photo(s) taken at: Tavasci Marsh
Bloom Color: Yellow Rays, brownish discs
Other Common Names: Probably a Sunflower, Helianthus anomalus is my best guess.
Origin: Unknown
Comments: A large, prolific "sunflower" - probably Helianthus anomalus
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;   "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press; The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Western Edition Knopf, 1979, 1992
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