Thursday, April 4, 2013

False Sunflower


Noticed these showy flowers growing wildly at the roadside near the convenience store I frequent.   The flowers look similar to False Sunflower, Smooth Oxeye,  Heliopsis helianthoides, a species in the Aster family.  It looks like this plant has mastered every survival skill.

I learn more about God
from weeds than from roses;
Resilience springing
through the smallest chink of hope
in the absolute of concrete...
~ Phillip Pulfrey




Linking to Floral Friday Fotos

18 comments:

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

never heard of false sunflowers - they do look pretty though

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're beautiful! I love the poem by Pulfrey ... so many times I have thought how lovely weeds can be.

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're very pretty.

Jama said...

Very pretty.

Aud på Dal said...

Lovely with yellow flowers in spring, they are noticed in the flowerbeds, and sunny we need at this time.
Have a sunny week :-)

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful flowers. I never knew their names before.

magiceye said...

Pretty flowers

Carver said...

Very beautiful and cheerful flowers.

Valerie said...

A pretty series of cheerful blooms - thanks for sharing. Also love that stunning Hibiscus in your header; great capture! (Thanks for your kind comments)

Birgitta said...

Pretty flowers!

islandwonder said...

Very beautiful. They scream to me spring is here.

Self Sagacity said...

Nice and bright. These flowers are signs of spring here.

Amiko Pieris said...

Love it!

lina@womens perspectives said...

Love their bright color!

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for sharing, so pretty, bright and beautiful :) Thanks for stopping by my TF post. The closest I came to identifying the first picture was a Peacock Ornamental Cabbage, but I still am not 100 percent certain. I have seen ornamental cabbages here before but not quite like that one.

Kalantikan said...

I've never heard of "false sunflowers" too. I see those yellow flowers too here in the metro.

SandyCarlson said...

Stunning!

magiceye said...

Gorgeous captures!!