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Old 10-16-2018, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Hi, all. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah (Hardiness zone 7a). I drove by a house the other day that had the most beautiful blooming bush/shrub I've ever seen. It had long stalks that were absolutely covered with bright yellow flowers. I wasn't able to get as close as I wanted to them, but the individual flowers sort of resembled sunflowers. They were much, much smaller than sunflowers, though, and as I said, they absolutely covered the stalks. The bush was pretty tall (maybe five or six feet) and the leaves were long and slender. They were blooming in the sun, next to a fence. Can anyone tell me what it might have been?
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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That requires a photo. Could be some kind of sunflower.
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Does it look like any of these: https://www.google.com/search?q=smal...joCHTj5yLtUM:?
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:56 PM
 
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See if it's Rubber Rabbitbush or Broom Snakeweed.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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You know, it might actually be a Maximillian Sunflower! I don't even like sunflowers, or at least I've never thought I did. I tried finding it myself using Google, but it didn't even occur to me that it might be a variety of sunflower. I looked at this website, and I think I have a match.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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You know, it might actually be a Maximillian Sunflower! I don't even like sunflowers, or at least I've never thought I did. I tried finding it myself using Google, but it didn't even occur to me that it might be a variety of sunflower. I looked at this website, and I think I have a match.
That is a beautiful flower! Glad you tracked it down. Are you considering planting those next year?
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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That is a beautiful flower! Glad you tracked it down. Are you considering planting those next year?
I'd love to, but I'm not sure I can find anywhere in my yard where is enough sun. Years ago, all I had was sun. Now... well, I love my trees, but getting things to grow that require a lot of sun can be problematic. I think the flower (looks more like a shrub to me) is gorgeous, though.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Here's a picture of the Maximillian Sunflower I saw in my neighborhood:

Gorgeous flowering bush -- but what is it?-maximilliam-sunflower.jpg

Could somebody tell me what I did wrong? Why did the photo get rotated a quarter-turn? It it's upright in the file on my computer?

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Old 10-18-2018, 04:09 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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If I take pictures with my cellphone Ms. Katz, it does this too. I have to use a photo editor before uploading to correct it.
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:14 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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I just edited your photo, and in my editor, it did in fact, open the picture sideways. I turned it and now uploaded.

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