April 27 2023 Blog Environment
The habitat for this “new” species is found along roadsides and logging trails, in disturbed woodlands with sandstone outcrops. This particular species of sunflower is known to crossbreed. Confirmed by the University of Tennessee, the hybrid species. Further confirming the finding, two researchers collected seeds, germinating them and growing them, demonstrating that the species is capable of reproduction with persistent characteristics over generations.