Vail Daily column: The sunflower: A common summer sight

30th August, 2014 by

By Edward Stoner

As we enjoy the final few weeks of summer here in the Vail Valley, let’s take the time to pay homage to what is unequivocally a primary image of the season — the sunflower. You can probably picture this familiar plant now — a tall stalk topped with a ray of bright yellow petals and a thick cluster of brown bristles centered at its core. The common sunflower, formally classified as Helianthus annuus, not only flourishes in dry to moist conditions, open sites in meadows and alongside roads that weave throughout the Southern Rockies; the sunflower can also be found …

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