Texas Sunflower

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by superduperchickenman, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. superduperchickenman

    superduperchickenman Well-Known Member

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    OK guys, what is it?

    It looks just like a sunflower, but spreads via seeds and roots (underground runners). They look to me exactly like Jerusilum Artichokes, but has no edible tuber like roots, instead, real woody roots. ??? any ideas? I tried planting Jerusilum/sun chokes but they died right out 1st year... But these wild type sunflowers keep coming back year after year...
     
  2. moonwolf

    moonwolf Well-Known Member

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    Jerusalem artichoke suflower smells of chocolate.
    If it was a Jerusalem artichoke, you would expect tubers and not woody roots.
    How tall is it? what are the leaves like? Could be that it might be reseeding itself, or is it coming back each year from the root growth?
     

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    bonnie lass Semper Fi

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  4. superduperchickenman

    superduperchickenman Well-Known Member

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    thanks so much, there it is, & I thought it was some kind of weed but folks actually plant it!!!

    No Artichoke thou. :(