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Mexican Sunflower

Tithonia diversifolia

Description:

Yellow petaled blossom.

Habitat:

It is found naturally in Mexico and Central America but has been introduced into many other areas. This one was found along a trail in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.

Notes:

I can't tell a lot about this plant as Project Noah didn't exist in my mind at the time. I now know a little more about what to look for when taking pictures :-) Thanks NP.

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1 Comment

Tukup
Tukup 7 months ago

Thanks Machi. When I took these pictures I wasn't interested in identifying the plants. Now that I am, I will remember your suggestion. Thanks for the tip.

Machi
Machi 7 months ago

I think this is a Tithonia sp. Hard to identify plants without photos of the leaves and whole plant unless the flowers are very distinctive.

Tukup
Spotted by
Tukup

Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.73, Long: -77.23

Spotted on Jan 27, 2019
Submitted on Jan 27, 2019

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