Name: Telegraph Weed

(Heterotheca grandiflora)

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
Flowering Season: Most of the Year
Notes: A native annual (it lives only one year), it has hirsute leaves and stems and clusters of yellow flowers with yellow centers. The hairs help reflect the sunlight, preserving the valuable moisture inside. Can reach 6 feet.

Photographs by Gabi McLean
Telegraph Weed (Heterotheca grandiflora)