Maximilian-sunflower definition

A sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii) of eastern and central North America having folded leaves at the mid-stem and large yellow flower heads.
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Origin of maximilian-sunflower

  • After Prince Maximilian Alexander Philipp von Wied-Neuwied (1782–1867), Prussian naturalist and explorer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition