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." Blake, famous for the beautiful but deranged metaphysical nursery rhymes of the Songs of Innocence and Experience, is also rumored to have spent hours sitting in his backyard for hours on end listening "for Eternity." Witt's been doing the same thing.
laetiflorus (Web 3) part of a biological name in definition of showy sunflower, a herb