Definition of Prairie sunflower

1. Noun. Similar to the common sunflower with slender usually branching stems common in central United States.

Exact synonyms: Helianthus Petiolaris
Generic synonyms: Helianthus, Sunflower

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prairie Sunflower

prairie marmot
prairie mimosa
prairie orchid
prairie rattler
prairie rattlesnake
prairie rocket
prairie sage
prairie sagewort
prairie schooner
prairie schooners
prairie smoke
prairie soil
prairie star
prairie sunflower (current term)
prairie trefoil
prairie trillium
prairie vole
prairie wagon
prairie wake-robin
prairie white-fringed orchid
prairie white-fringed orchis
prairie willow
prairie wolf

Literary usage of Prairie sunflower

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"prairie sunflower. An annual similar to last species, but smaller. ... Perennial-rooted prairie sunflower. Characteristic upon dry soils, growing from ..."

2. Report: New York by Otis Stuart (1904)
"Infrequent. C. & S. 2168. H. petiolaris Nutt. prairie sunflower. Introduced from the west to Hub- ..."

3. Michigan Flora: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by William James Beal (1904)
"Sterile soil. Ionia Co.; Flint; Grand Rapids; Macomb Co. Infrequent. C. & S. 2168. H. petiolaris Nutt. prairie sunflower. Introduced from the west to Hub- ..."

4. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"prairie sunflower. (Man. p. 992 ; IF /. SCO'- ) On dry prairies, Minn, and the NW Terr, and Ore., south to Mo. and Ariz, and sparingly eastward. ..."

5. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"prairie sunflower. (Fig. 3901.) H. petiolaris Nutt. Journ. Acad. Phila. 2: 115. 1821. Annual, similar to the preceding species, but smaller and with smaller ..."

6. Canada in the Twentieth Century by Arthur Granville Bradley (1905)
"... and the haws blaze red amid the tangle, and the ubiquitous golden rod and prairie sunflower in the earlier autumn make a brilliant show. ..."

7. Botany: An Elementary Text for Schools by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1900)
"prairie sunflower. Stout perennial (2-6 ft.), rough: leaves oblong-lanceolate, entire or serrate, rough and grayish, thick and rigid: heads nearly solitary, ..."

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