Was driving through the countryside on Saturday and coming over the top of a hill, saw acres and acres of this unusual looking plant. Tall, 4-5 ft. single stems with large 3 inch yellow flowers running all up the single stalk,...no branches. Unusual looking.
I did some research and found it to the be the maximillian sunflower, a great nectar source for bees and butterflies. I'm going to try and see who owned this field, must have been 50-60 acres solid, thick with maximillian sunflowers mixed in with grasses, not a cultivated crop.
Anyone have any experience with putting hives on this type of sunflower?