Hello, Yellow! I know I told you all about the yellow daisies that bloom in September. In October, we have the swamp sunflowers. So exciting to see them! These tall yellow flowers are native wildflowers and quite often you can find them growing in a ditch or field beside the road. I took the following photos from the window of the car as Richard was driving! (Yes, I made him stop but it was a quiet road and no one was behind us, I promise!)
These were at least 7 feet tall! Swamp sunflower ( Helianthus angustifolius) is a perennial and a member of the aster family. It is a beautiful native wildflower and the range is from New York to Florida to Texas. That is quite a range! I think they are called swamp sunflowers because they like moist soil but from what I have read, they are easy to grow and . . . this is important for this area...the deer don't like to eat them!