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9 native flowers often mistaken for weeds

By: Networx Systems on Sept. 6, 2011, 2 p.m.
sunflower in grassy field

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Helianthus species: These annual sunflowers with yellow, purplish brown or red flowers grow to 4 to 8 feet. Site in full sun. Blooms summer through fall. Zone 8-10.