Giant mexican sunflower | Tithonia diversifolia

Giant mexican sunflower

Common Name : Giant mexican sunflower, Nitobe chrysanthemum, Tree marigold Botanical name : Tithonia diversifolia Family : Asteraceae Type&Category : Woody herb, succulent shrub Introduced To : Africa, Asia

Giant mexican sunflower

Kingdom - Plantae

Order - Asterales

Genus - Tithonia

Species - diversifolia

Synonym - Mirasolia diversifolia

Life Cycle - Annual, Perennial

Native/Origin - Mexico, America

Growth Rate - Fast

Plant&Foliage - Upright, ever green, smooth, acute, 14 inches long, alternately arranged leaves, woody stems

Flowers - Large, showy, yellow, 14 to 15 toothed petals

Found In - Bank of the river, road side

Uses - Ornamental plant, Medicinal

Drought tolerance - Medium

Good For - Edges, borders, hedges

Light requirement&Care - Full sun, Part shade, average water, normal, well drained soils, low maintenance

Attracts - Butterflies, bees, birds

Giant mexican sunflower plant
Giant mexican sunflower plant

Giant mexican sunflower leaves
Giant mexican sunflower leaves

Giant mexican sunflower blooming
Giant mexican sunflower blooming

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Kundadam, Dharapuram, Tirppur, Tamil Nadu, India


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