showy sunflower

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Related to showy sunflower: Helianthus laetiflorus
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Noun1.showy sunflower - tall rough-leaved perennial with a few large flower heads; central United States
helianthus, sunflower - any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays
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Sam Witt's second collection begins with a quote from the English Romantic poet-madman William Blake, and the book takes its title from the showy Sunflower of that Blake poem, "who countest the steps of the Sun.
laetiflorus (Web 3) part of a biological name in definition of showy sunflower, a herb