prairie sunflower

noun

Definition of prairie sunflower

1 : an annual sunflower (Helianthus petiolaris) with rather slender usually branching stems that is common in the central U.S.

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“Prairie sunflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prairie%20sunflower. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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