Botanical Name: Verbesina alternifolia or Actinomeris alternifolia  

Height: Tall

Season of bloom: Late summer

Growing Conditions: Sun. Vigorous plant which can compete with tall grasses.

Wildlife benefits: Seeds feed goldfinches and other seed-eating birds.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: No

Seeds: Germination Code: C(60) — cool, moist stratify for 60 days

Remarks: Another big yellow daisy, this one with rather small flowers. Perhaps not the first choice for small gardens, but a very good food source for birds.

Similar species: Tall Coreopsis, Cup Plant. Tall Sunflower.

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