Tithonia fruticosa, or Mexican Sunflower, is found in desertscrub and riparian habitats between 0-1500 ft. This perennial, branching sunflower can grow up to 10 ft tall and its yellow flowers bloom between May-November. This fantastic plant not only provides nectar to native bees, it is also a larval host plant for butterfly and moth species, and its seeds provide food for birds and other wildlife. It adapts well to higher elevations and will die back to the ground in winter. Plant in full sun to partial shade in well-draining soil.
Mexican Sunflower Seed, Tithonia fruticosa